A man who was charged with trafficking ecstasy on April 30 this year today filed a Constitutional case claiming breach of human rights.

Lizio Grech’s lawyers Franco Debono and Marion Camilleri argued that although Mr Grech was charged last month, the alleged crimes took place on May 1, 2009.

They said that when he was arrested five years ago he was not given the right to legal assistance and the fact that he was charged five years after the crime breached his rights to a fair trial within a reasonable time.

Mr Grech also asked the Constitutional Court to declare that the fact that he had had no lawyer during the investigation was in breach of his fundamental human rights.

He also asked the Court to come up with a remedy to the situation.

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