Court chaos allows Jaggi Singh to get off

Jaggi Singh was in court in Quebec City this week to face charges dating from almost three years ago whem he went there to demonstrate against fascist groups, but he met what sounds like chaos in the court as the prosecutor in the case was off on maternity leave, nobody in the court could speak English, and Quebec City’s lawyers are all off on some kind of leave or other. The judge promptly acquitted Singh, who took the bus home to Montreal.

Singh is quoted as suspecting the prosecutor knew he couldn’t win this one. He had told police his name was Michel Goulet and that he resided in La Colisée, the Nordiques’ old arena.

Update: Facebook statement from Singh on language and other matters.