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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