Chris can go! Judge grants Canadian vlogger permission to leave TT

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Chris can go! Judge grants Canadian vlogger permission to leave TT

Canadian vlogger Christopher Chris Must List Hughes can release a sigh of relief, after he was granted permission to leave the country and return before his re-appearance in court next week.

Master Margaret Sookraj-Goswami acceded to the request of Hughes’ attorney Pamela Elder SC this morning, who said the lengthy delays in the criminal justice system were disadvantageous to her client and foreigners accused of criminal activities in general.

Sookraj-Goswami agreed to return Hughes’ passport and remove any reporting conditions attached to his $100,000 bail. She ordered that Hughes return on June 12th for his matter the day after and he re-lodge his passport with the court.

Elder said she represented foreigners in the Piarco Airport inquiry who were allowed to come and go and to have Hughes remain in the country on the “milk of human kindness” extended by his former attorney Criston Williams was not a comfortable position.

She said the Piarco matter involved millions of dollars as compared to Hughes’ who faces a $3,000 fine or two years imprisonment.

Hughes, 45, also pleaded not guilty to publishing a seditious document.