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se personaría como acusación particular

English translation: ATIME would present itself as private plaintiff in the case

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22:06 Oct 14, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Spanish term or phrase: se personaría como acusación particular
ATIME, which announced in the press that //se personaría como acusación particular en el juicio por la muerte de la joven....,

ATIME is an organisation representing Moroccan workers in Spain, and the young woman happened to have been murdered by a Moroccan immigrant.

Now, what confuses me is why they would /personarse como acusación particular in the trial...against whom? And why? Or maybe I'm misinterpreting what's in // (bringing a private charge?)
xxxLia Fail
Spain
Local time: 07:26
English translation:ATIME would present itself as private plaintiff in the case
Explanation:
"Personarse" is not just appear, but "appear in person". Also: "to present oneself". This term is very common in legal/law spanish. In this case the defendant (acusado) is a Moroccan, and the public prosecutor (fiscal) and the woman killed are Spaniards.Now Why Atime wants to be one of the plaintiffs? Given the racist events that took place against Moroccan, the objective of the association is to demonstrate that the killer is not protected by their Moroccan peers. They want to show to Spaniards that killers (even Moroccans) must be punished and put to jail.

I hope it helps
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xxxTransOl
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Thanks heuro, for the kind of explanation I was looking for. However, I'm still not entirely convinced, because the Moroccan in question is known to have mental problems, so I still don't really know WHY his compatriots want to join in with his accusers in court, rather than help defend him on the grounds of mental incapacity. I will make a note to the author; it's a legal tangle that's beyond my comprehension. Thanks to the other contributors, too, esp. Maria for the web ref for El Mundo.
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naATIME would present itself as private plaintiff in the casexxxTransOl
na"...would appear (in person) in the capacity of Private Prosecutor in..."xxxPaul Roige
najust a footnote to the great explanations above:
Parrot
naAislish, according to Thomas West a "acusador particular (in Spain) is
Maria
nawould appear as private prosecutorWalter Lockhart Ries


  

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31 mins
would appear as private prosecutor


Explanation:
Indeed, at the trial.

Walter Lockhart Ries
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46 mins
Aislish, according to Thomas West a "acusador particular (in Spain) is


Explanation:
a private prosecutor (victim who prosecutes a crime that can only be prosecuted at the request of the victim)

as opposed to a "acusador popular" who is a "people's prosecutor" (person other than the victim who prosecutes a crime that can only be prosecuted at the request of the victim....

Hope this clarifies your text.

Saludos. Maria ;o)


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1 hr
just a footnote to the great explanations above:


Explanation:
the heading of the first case would be
"Smith against Brown" and that of the second would be "The People of XX against Brown".



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Parrot
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3 hrs
"...would appear (in person) in the capacity of Private Prosecutor in..."


Explanation:
Splitting hairs: yet another variation to the theme. Personarse: appear in person (one can do a job but you may not have to be there), so he IS showing up. As it may be redundant,it's in brackets.
salud
:)

xxxPaul Roige
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4 hrs
ATIME would present itself as private plaintiff in the case


Explanation:
"Personarse" is not just appear, but "appear in person". Also: "to present oneself". This term is very common in legal/law spanish. In this case the defendant (acusado) is a Moroccan, and the public prosecutor (fiscal) and the woman killed are Spaniards.Now Why Atime wants to be one of the plaintiffs? Given the racist events that took place against Moroccan, the objective of the association is to demonstrate that the killer is not protected by their Moroccan peers. They want to show to Spaniards that killers (even Moroccans) must be punished and put to jail.

I hope it helps

xxxTransOl
PRO pts in pair: 37
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Thanks heuro, for the kind of explanation I was looking for. However, I'm still not entirely convinced, because the Moroccan in question is known to have mental problems, so I still don't really know WHY his compatriots want to join in with his accusers in court, rather than help defend him on the grounds of mental incapacity. I will make a note to the author; it's a legal tangle that's beyond my comprehension. Thanks to the other contributors, too, esp. Maria for the web ref for El Mundo.
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