News 03.21.12

From the Wrongful Convictions Blog: International Innocence Round-up



A recent study conducted with police agencies in Winnipeg, Canada, reveals that when police are forced into high levels of exertion by a crime situation, such as a chase or physical altercation, this

hinders their ability to remember details of what happened

.

 

Oliver “Buck” Revell, the FBI agent who was in charge of the U.S. investigation into the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, has criticized the report of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) for

casting doubt on the conviction of Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi

, known as the “Lockerbie Bomber.” Revell specifically disputed allegations made by the SCCRC that the FBI paid witnesses and said that the report is not credible because the FBI was never interviewed or consulted regarding the facts.

 

A senior British lawmaker

condemned the execution in Belarus

of one of two men convicted of a fatal subway bombing last year. Independent reports had raised serious concerns over the fairness of the trial that led to the conviction of the two men.

 

The Executive Director of the Arizona Innocence Project

visits a law school in France

and discusses the challenges and opportunities for innocence work in the French legal system.

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