PR 17-4-2013 ADZ – Green Youth right of reply to t he Times of Malta article
- Alternattiva Demokratika - The Green Party
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ADZ – Green Youth right of reply to the Times of Malta article
ADZ - Green Youth Malta clarifies some errors in the Times of Malta
article titled 'AD: pardon drug prisoner' (TOM AD: pardon drug
prisoner April 14, 2013).
Firstly, all statements expressed were made by ADZ, not by AD.
Secondly, Holmes was never found guilty of having sold marijuana but
was incarcerated for cultivating a few plants for personal use. The
ten year sentence was handed down because Maltese law treats
cultivation automatically as tantamount to trafficking (irrespective
of the amount cultivated).
ADZ calls for Holmes' pardon due to disproportion between his crime
and sentence, and for a revision of the respective laws to makes the