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Stojkovic v. France and Belgium App. No 25303/08 (Judgment of 27 October 2011) concerned a case by which a person was questioned in Belgium by virtue of a letter rogatory issued by a French investigative decide, indicating that the particular person ought to be heard as an ‘assisted witness’, that is a one that isn’t formally accused however against whom there may be proof plausibly supporting their participation in an offence. The individual was heard in Belgium without the help of a lawyer, despite requesting one, and with out being advised of his right to silence. Subsequently, in France, the individual was advised by a lawyer and remained silent earlier than the judge. However, his earlier statements were held in opposition to him and he was indicted and convicted at trial, which the ECtHR found infringed Article 6(three)(c).

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