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Lord Janner not to stand trial

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The former Labour MP Lord Janner  "is unfit to stand trial" a High Court judge stated according to BBC News. Prosecuted for sexual abuse over underage children, the 87-years-old peer will not take part in his own trial because of dementia. Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Lord Janner would not even been able to recognize his family the Court reports say. Suffering from memory loss, he would not be able to witness or to defend himself at the trial. The Jury will have to decide next April whether Lord Janner committed sexual abuse or not with the presence of the defendant. Lord Janner is prosecuted for 22 sexual offences, mostly on minor boys. On Last April, he was suspended from the Labour Party and has been on a "formal leave of absence from the House of Lords since October 2014