Source: Just In Canada
Interviewer: Justin Douglas
March 5, 2017
Source: Radio Canada
Interviewer: Martin Movilla
January 6, 2015
Translation : RZ for CART / ACDV (Original version in Spanish)
Fighting for rights and truth against the concept of falsely accusing persons
Listen to the interview (in Spanish)
The practice of falsely accusing persons is common for some administrators of justice in a number of countries around the world and a real nightmare for those charged under false and clearly absurd pretenses.
Many of those who are falsely accused struggle with the nightmare of being stuck in prison and having to face harsh sentences despite the fact that they have not committed a crime and have been wrongfully charged which is of concern to almost no one.
The Canadian Association for Rights and Truth strives to make these cases known to the public in order to demonstrate that the falsely accused persons should not be imprisoned.
The association also demands explanations as to why and how the innocent person has been charged and who is benefiting from the conviction.
David Bertet is the president of the association and Martin Movilla spoke with him about his challenges and objectives.
The group of professionals in this non-profit organization work to help the victims of these questionable practices that are affecting several justice systems in Latin America.
His work began in Mexico when French citizen, Florence Cassez was charged by the Mexican justice system for kidnapping despite all evidence proving her innocence.
When David Bertet and other persons started to make claims of injustice, a great majority of Mexicans were convinced that the woman was guilty: local news showed live images of the French woman being caught red-handed along with those who were kidnapped.
Although it was found out soon after that it was all staged by the authorities, for many, the fact that she was a foreigner was enough to think that she was guilty and that she only wanted to escape.
The Supreme Court of Mexico finally ordered her release.