11 months and Kartel still waiting for appeal verdict

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vybz-kartel-photo-11-larger.jpgEleven months ago, Vybz Kartel's appeal hearing ended and he, his fellow co-accused, along with his Gaza Nation fans, continue to wait with bated breath for the verdict. His legal team, however, has no idea when the wait will be over.

"We have to wait for the Court of Appeal to hand down their judgement. We have not been told by them that it is ready, so we continue to wait," Vybz Kartel's attorney, Valerie Neita-Robertson, reportedly told a local newspaper.

"I plan to go and enquire next week," she added.

When asked about Kartel's health, she revealed that her client "is receiving adequate medical attention."

"They take him out of the prison from time to time to receive medical treatment, and he is under ongoing medical care," she said.

Kartel, the self-proclaimed 'World Boss', has had a number of medical episodes since being imprisoned. These incidents have seen him being hospitalised, and they have also sent his Gaza fans into a panic. The most recent episode was in March, when reports emerged that he had been taken to the University Hospital of the West Indies for treatment.

At that time, Neita-Robertson said that he had not been feeling well for a few days and had been treated at the hospital. He was discharged soon after.

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