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Charities claim expanding use of video links risks miscarriages of justice

Charities claim expanding use of video links risks miscarriages of justice(Posted on 13/01/22)

UK plans to increase the use of video links in criminal justice proceedings risks discriminating against disabled defendants leaving them open to serious miscarriages of justice, according to disability and criminal justice charities. Video and audio link hearings were widely used during the Covid-19 pandemic leaving vulnerable suspects accused of the most serious crimes without face-to-face legal advice when interviewed in the police station.... Read more...


Garda Commissioner apologises to wrongly convicted man

Garda Commissioner apologises to wrongly convicted man(Posted on 13/01/22)

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has apologised to a man wrongly convicted of the manslaughter of a 19-year-old woman in Co Meath in Ireland in 1971. Gardai, which is Ireland's national police service, confirmed that Mr Harris has sent a written apology to Martin Conmey, who was one of three men wrongly accused of killing Una Lynskey. The teenager disappeared near Ratoath 50 years ago. Mr Conmey served three years in prison in 1972 following... Read more...


Ex-police officer's 2004 murder conviction overturned

(Posted on 22/12/21)

A former police officer who spent more than 17 years in prison after being convicted of killing his pregnant partner has been freed after being found not guilty at a retrial. Gary Walker, now 57, was sentenced to life imprisonment in October 2004 for murdering Audra Bancroft at their home near Burton upon Trent. After a retrial at Warwick crown court, Mr Justice Holgate QC agreed with a submission by Walker’s barrister, David Emanuel QC, that... Read more...


Man wrongly convicted in killing of Malcolm X seeks millions

Man wrongly convicted in killing of Malcolm X seeks millions(Posted on 16/12/21)

Muhammad Aziz, one of two men exonerated last month in the killing of Malcom X, filed a civil claim on Tuesday against New York state, seeking $20 million in damages. Aziz cited "more than 55 years living with the hardship and indignity attendant to being unjustly branded as a convicted murderer of one of the most important civil rights leaders in history" in a statement released by his attorneys at The David B. Shanies Law Office... Read more...


Sub-postmasters’ cases a step closer to court after SCCRC referral

Sub-postmasters’ cases a step closer to court after SCCRC referral(Posted on 09/12/21)

The cases of sub-postmasters in Scotland who may have been wrongly prosecuted by the Post Office over its faulty computer system have been referred for review by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC). The SCCRC announced last year that it was investigating the issue in Scotland. It has identified eight cases, seven of which are to proceed while the remaining one is still being assessed. As reported in Scottish Legal News this... Read more...


News Flash: NOT GUILTY!

News Flash: NOT GUILTY! (Posted on 16/11/21)

The jury at Patryk Pachecka's retrial has today (Tues 16 Nov) delivered a verdict of not guilty, bringing an end to the nightmare that began in 2017 with his wrongful conviction for murder. To support our work to help others like Patryk please DONATE NOW On hearing the unanimous verdict, Inside Justice founder Louise Shorter said: "This is a momentous day for Patryk and his loved ones, justice has finally been done. This verdict not only... Read more...





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