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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