Dubai prisoners can now stand trial via video call

 

Dubai prisoners can now stand trial via video call

Dubai - New smart system is aimed at embracing digital services in the judicial system and to speed up trials.

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Published: Mon 28 Jan 2019, 3:07 PM

Defendants in criminal cases in Dubai can now appear for their court hearings via Skype, it was announced on Sunday. The Dubai Police's department of criminal investigation has launched a 'remote trial' room or virtual courtrooms that will see defendants stand trial via video conference while at the correctional facilities.
According to the police, the new smart system is aimed at embracing digital services in the judicial system and to speed up trials.
Colonel Saeed Al Ayali, director of the wanted department, said the remote trial system has helped cut the number of judicial procedures from seven to three. The system also allows prosecutors to carry out investigations through conference calls instead of having to carry around case files.
Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jallaf, director of the criminal investigation department, said: "The smart system reflects the keenness of the Dubai Police to be present on all smart platforms and to remain pioneers in the field of smart services."
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