News 02.29.12

From the Wrongful Convictions Blog: International Innocence Round-up



Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, who was convicted in the Lockerbie bombing, released a book that

sets forth his claims of innocence

.

 

In Wales, witnesses in the ‘Cardiff 3’ case who have since been convicted of perjury, now

want their convictions overturned

, claiming that they were bullied into lying by police.

 

In the Philippines, Susan Zulueta has been

imprisoned for 18 years

for a minor violation of vagrancy which carries a maximum penalty of only 30 days.

 

Gordon Wood, convicted in 2008 of murdering his girlfriend in 1995 by throwing her from a cliff, has

had his conviction overturned

in Sydney, Australia, after serving 3 1/2 years of his 13 year sentence.

 

A juror has written to New Zealand’s justice minister urging him

not to pay compensation to David Bain, an exoneree

, after explaining that they had serious concerns about the conduct of the trial and in particular, the conduct of the jury deliberations.

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