Dutch Court Extends Jah Cure’s Detention Amid Investigations Loop Cayman Islands

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The Public Prosecution Office to the Court of Appeals in Amsterdam confirmed to Loop News today, September 19, that the Dutch Court decided to continue Jah Cure’s detention until his next hearing on December 12, 2023.

The decision follows several pro-forma hearings held since Jah Cure’s arrest and detention on October 2, 2021, when he was initially charged with attempted manslaughter and attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a music promoter in the stomach in Amsterdam.

While the Dutch court did not eventually find him guilty of attempted murder, they sentenced him to six years in prison – with credit for time served – for attempted manslaughter.

The response of Dutch authorities was to file an appeal against Jah Cure’s acquittal for attempted murder.

Jah Cure is also understood to have filed an appeal against the attempted manslaughter sentence.

Regarding the next steps, the Public Prosecution Office in Amsterdam previously explained that “Once the witnesses have been examined by the examining judge, it’s expected the court will plan a date to hear the case.”

Concerning this, the Public Prosecution Office noted today that “The investigation by the examining judge is still ongoing.”

While this investigation remains ongoing, it is anticipated that Jah Cure (whose real name is Siccature Alcock) will continue to be subject to further court rulings for 90-day detentions.

When Loop News asked the Public Prosecution Office where Dutch authorities had the power to continue these detentions, the Public Prosecution Office explained that “The court makes this decision based on (and amongst others) Article 75 Code of Criminal Procedure (in Dutch: Wetboek van Strafvordering).” In addition, the court gives weight to various factors when making a decision.

The drawn-out process means that, by October 2023, Jah Cure will have been detained for two years in the Netherlands without any clear idea of when the appeals process or investigations will finish.