News 07.27.12

From the Wrongful Convictions Blog: International Innocence Round-up

A Scottish police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for

withholding

key evidence during a murder trial 16 years ago. The evidence—that the victim was alive after the supposed date of his murder—could have prevented two men from spending 10 years in prison for the murder. 
A video recently surfaced showing Argentine police torturing two suspects who had been detained for a misdemeanor. This video has provoked

international outrage

, coming after reports of progress in the South American justice system.
Britain may be close to having its

second ever DNA exoneration

. Victor Nealson, who was convicted of attempted rape in 1997, will soon have his appeal heard before the Court of Appeal, after DNA testing excluded him from evidence found on the victim’s clothing.
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