The Accused

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a person held criminally responsible in the manner prescribed by law. Under Soviet law a person is deemed accused from the moment that a decree has been rendered stating the accusation, with an indication of the circumstances of the crime with which the accused is being charged and with a reference to the appropriate criminal law. The accused has extensive rights in defending himself against the accusation. He may give testimony, submit petitions, present evidence, become acquainted with the materials of the case, make challenges, submit appeals, and use his native language during the investigation and court hearing. Investigative agencies must create the conditions necessary to protect the rights of the accused. These agencies have a right to apply measures of restraint and to take other steps to establish the truth.

From the moment that the investigation ends or, in instances provided for by law, from the moment that the accusation is presented, the accused is permitted to have a defense counsel. In cases involving minors and other persons who are unable to exercise fully their procedural rights, the accused’s legal representatives participate in the case along with him.

When the accused is brought to trial he is called a prisoner, and if he is found guilty by the court he becomes a convicted person.

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Later on, the police submitted an application in the ATC court to present the accused in the court of the senior civil judge.
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Chief Magistrate Taiwo Akanni granted the accused bail in the sum of N250, 000 with two sureties in like sum.
He also told the court that the DNA sample of the accused had also matched with the samples collected from another minor child who was raped but had survived the attack.
He said the plaintiff had invited the accused mother to accompany her to collect her clothes from the accused's house where the two lovers stayed.
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The accused has disclosed that in June and July 2013 he met with Faryal Talpur in connection with appointment of FRCS chairman and Fayral Talpur directed accused to meet with secretary co-operative department Azhar Baloch.
When questioned, the child reported that the accused took him home, kissed him and attempted to rape him, but the child resisted kicking the accused in the leg in an effort to escape.
Under current laws, the complainant is entitled to anonymity but it has been possible to name the accused since 1988.
The report noted that 16 of the accused priests are still ministering to parishioners.
The new norms do provide the accused with proper legal procedures in his own defence.