AP: ‘Court says president’s murder trial to resume’

A trial of President Desi Bouterse in the killings of 15 political opponents in 1982 must resume despite an amnesty law, the high court in the South American country has ruled.

The Court of Justice agreed with a challenge to the applicability of the amnesty law filed by relatives of the slain opponents and it directed the attorney general to resume proceedings. The plaintiffs announced the verdict late Tuesday. The ruling was issued Nov. 27 but not publicly released.

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