No Russian Interpreter at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court
I had a conversation with someone who lives in my neighbourhood. On 22nd April he went to Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court. He was waiting there all day long, from 9 am until 4 pm and his case was adjourned because Capita did not provide a Russian interpreter.
He said: “I was very upset by such an attitude. The duty solicitor did not want to take my case because there was no interpreter. I consider it was some form of discrimination and no one would like to be treated like this. I would prefer to work very hard all day long rather than sit near the court door for so many hours with people going constantly backwards and forwards. I felt sick and morally humiliated. I had so many questions to ask about my bail conditions. I wanted to go back to Lithuania. I felt something was very wrong about this situation in the court”.