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Mark Alexander takes Ministry of Justice to Court over Podcast Access

(Posted on 25/05/23)

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Mark Alexander takes Ministry of Justice to Court over Podcast Access
A prisoner who claims he was wrongly convicted of killing his father has brought a High Court challenge against the Government over a refusal to let him speak to a journalist about his case.

Mark Alexander, then aged 22, received a life sentence with a minimum term of 16 years after a jury found him guilty of murdering 70-year-old Samuel Alexander in September 2010.

Alexander, currently being held at HMP Coldingley, Surrey, has “always insisted he is innocent of the crime, and is the victim of a serious miscarriage of justice”, his lawyers told the High Court.

He took legal action against the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) after the governor of the prison rejected his request to be interviewed over the phone by Robin Eveleigh, a journalist who wants to make a podcast about Alexander’s case.

The hearing before Mr Justice Andrew Baker is due to conclude next week, with a ruling expected at a later date.

If you want to know more about the developments of this case follow Mark's campaign Justice for Mark Alexander – A family's fight for their son's freedom (freemarkalexander.org)




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