Lee v HM Advocate

Criminal procedure – Rape – Standard of interpretation at trial – Judge's charge. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal by an appellant, whose native tongue was Korean, against his conviction for rape, the court rejected contentions that the appellant had not received a fair trial because the interpreter at the trial had impeded rather than improved his understanding of the proceedings and that the trial judge had materially misdirected the jury in her directions on reasonable belief.

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