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“We were heard with Omar Raddad by the investigating committee of the Court of Revision and we calmly await the decision which will be rendered on December 16,” declared his lawyer, Me Sylvie Noachovitch, after a closed hearing.

On that date, justice will render its decision on the request for review of the trial of Moroccan gardener Omar Raddad, convicted of the 1991 murder of a rich widow, Ghislaine Marchal, whom he has fiercely denied for thirty years.

She did not want to specify the position of the Advocate General on the request, but reiterated that she waited “calmly” for the decision. Standing next to his lawyer, Omar Raddad declined to make a statement. His first request for review was dismissed in 2002.

The investigating committee can either reject the request, or order additional information, or forward it to the Court of Revision, which will then have the last word on the organization of a new trial, an extremely rare event in France.

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