paramaribo - Surinamese president Desi Bouterse has not responded to the 20-year cell claim that he heard against Wednesday on his first public appearance following the verdict in the December lawsuit.
He announced a memorial and conciliation meeting for victims of political violence on Thursday evening (local time), but did not substantiate his penalty. Bouterse made a relaxed impression and he sang some Surinam songs to his listeners.
At a meeting of his political party NDP later on in the evening, Bouterse said he will discuss the steps to be taken this weekend with the summit. Bouterse described his trial as a 'political process. 'The party announced a mass injection of the NDP on Sunday, July 9th.
In the December murder trial, it is about torture and shooting in a military crusher of 15 opponents of the then military regime in 1982 led by Bouterse.