Lawyer Emmy Bezzina, who appeared for Mr Lowell, said his client had been arraigned with urgency on a Saturday afternoon in May 2006, on three charges of inciting racial hatred and another of insulting the President of Malta.
They then instituted a constitutional case, and the decision was that the Court did not want to serve as a sort of appeals board, over the decision of the appeals court, Dr Bezzina
This led to their decision to appeal again, he
said they wanted to avoid being misinterpreted, as they have the utmost respect for the administration of justice in Malta, but they believe wholeheartedly that justice should be done.
If the courts expect respect from the citizens, then it follows that they must respect the citizens, he
said, especially those having pending procedures.
Despite the decision being put off, we have never been offered a reason, he
The wait has been going on for one year and four months, since May 2009.
On 8 June, 2009 the court asked us to explain what we wanted from the appeal, he
said, adding "we wanted the appeals court decision to be declared null, and the procedure to start afresh."
"Our intention is now to go to the European Court of Human Rights" Dr Bezzina
said, but added that this was only possible once a litigant has exhausted all local remedies.
said they had twice asked Dr Camilleri, in his capacity as Attorney General, as well as the Commissioner of Police, to investigate the false oaths taken by MEP candidates in the last election, on the inordinate amounts spent, however these requests have fallen on deaf ears.