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Denied residence permit without any proof against him

The Court of Appeal heard the case of Istok Lazarevic who was denied a permit to reside and work in Malta.

The Court heard that the Immigration Appeals Board took the decision to deny Lazarevic of the permit based on a report by Inspector Victor Aquilina, who recommended that Lazarevic should not be granted a permit as he is dangerous to national interests.

The Court found that the board made a cardinal error when it considered the Inspector’s declaration as an adequate proof for a decision against Lazarevic.

Lazarevic, who in the past served a six-year prison term in Serbia on drugs,  was working with a Maltese glass-making company. Defending his case, the man presented various letters and a document by his lawyer which show that his behaviour following the prison sentence, changed for the better and he never again breached the law.

The Court also found that the board failed to provide the opportunity to Lazarevic to speak out and reply to Inspector Aquilina’s comments, adding that this is not the way justice is done.

Therefore, the Court requested the board to reconsider the case and decides according to law.

 

 

 

 

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