Chris Must List permitted to leave; must return in August

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Chris Must List permitted to leave; must return in August

Canadian vlogger Christopher Hughes, better known as “Chris Must List,” has been given permission to return home until his next court appearance in August.

Justice Indrani Cedeno granted Hughes permission to travel when he appeared in court today and also ordered the return of his passport, which will have to be re-lodged in the High Court registry on August 22, the day before he reappears before acting Chief Magistrate Christine Charles.

Hughes has been “stuck” in T&T following his charge of sedition, which carries a fine of $3,000 or two years in prison on summary conviction.

His sedition case before the acting Chief Magistrate will come up for a case-management hearing on August 23.

Hughes made his first appearance before her on June 13.

At his last hearing, Hughes, 45, pleaded not guilty to the charge of publishing a seditious publication (an audiovisual video) on the social media platform YouTube on May 9.

He is represented by senior attorneys Pamela Elder, SC, Anand Ramlogan, SC, and Russell Warner.

Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Danielle Thompson is representing the State.

A trial date is likely to be set at Hughes’s next court appearance.

The investigation began after Hughes posted videos from Trinidad and Tobago to his YouTube page, where he has 326,000 subscribers.

The police said in a statement that the videos featured “individuals professing to be gang members, advocating criminal activities, and using threatening language.”