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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic  (LifeSiteNews) —  A second appeal against the harsh vaccine mandate now in place in the Dominican Republic (D.R) will be presented before the country’s Supreme Court today, and lawyers are determined to keep appealing until they win. 

The President of Santo Domingo’s Civil and Commercial Chamber, part of the Dominican Supreme Court, rejected yesterday’s appeal against the new extreme vaccine mandate in place in the D.R. The appeal was rejected because of an error in documentation and procedure. Appropriate corrections have since then been made, and a new hearing is expected to take place today. 

According to the mandate, which went into effect yesterday, anyone aged 12 or over must show proof of vaccination in order to use public transportation, go to work, or buy food. Meanwhile, many people throughout the world are reluctant to take the currently available COVID-19 vaccines because of the thousands of deaths and millions of other serious injuries that have been reported after their use. Others do not want to take the vaccines because cell lines derived from aborted babies were used in their production or testing. 

“There was a defect of form which prevented the hearing from going forward,” explained Yancalos Martínez, one of the lawyers in charge of the case, regarding the first appeal.   

Martínez told journalists gathered outside the chamber that he and his team were working to fix the issue which prevented the case to be received by the Supreme Court yesterday. 

“What we are going to do now, is we’re going to make the necessary corrections in order to reintroduce the case,” he said, “but in the meantime, the hearing that was supposed to take place today was not permitted to go ahead due to this procedural error.” 

The lawyer explained that these types of errors are very common and insisted that this setback should in no way be interpreted as the court’s final decision on the issue.  

“These types of errors occur on a daily basis, both at the Constitutional Tribunal and at the Supreme Court,” he said.  

“Error is human.” 

Martínez remains hopeful that he and his team will win this battle and said that a new hearing is expected to take place today, October 19.  

“Tomorrow there will be a new hearing where the decision regarding the appeal itself will be made,” he said.  

The Dominican lawyer told journalists that he is determined to fight until the appeal goes through.  

“What’s important isn’t that the appeal didn’t go through,” he said. “What’s important is that we will keep filing this case going forward until we win.” 

Dominican newspaper Diario Libre reported that the President of the Dominican Republic, Luis Abenader, as well as the Public Health Minister, Daniel Rivera, have been summoned to these hearings, for the appeal claims that the vaccine mandate is in violation of a number of articles contained in the Dominican constitution, including article 38 on human dignity, article 39 on equality, article 40 on the right to personal freedom and security, article 42 on the right to personal integrity, article 62 on the right to work, and article 74, which lays outs the application and interpretation of fundamental rights and guarantees of citizens. 

The case presented to the Dominican Supreme Court yesterday states that the appeal was launched “because of a threat to the fundamental rights of the whole community,resulting in the restriction of basic constitutional rights for millions of citizens with unsuspected consequences including the break-down of peace and public order, as well as the irruption of chaos, violence and disorder on roads, public transport and recreational spaces.” 

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