From the Wrongful Convictions Blog: International Innocence Round-up


Writing for the Japan Times,

Minoru Matsutani

, who was recently freed after spending 15 years in Japanese prison for a crime he did not commit, points out


in the Japanese criminal justice system—all of which could potentially lead to wrongful convictions.

Thirty-two years after the fact, an Australian coroner has


that a dingo was responsible for the 1980 death of Azaria Chamberlain-Creighton. Azaria’s parents had previously been convicted and then exonerated for the crime.

Mark Edward Grant’s lawyers hope to introduce

“fresh evidence”

alleging bad science in his conviction for murder in a high-profile 1984 death of a fourteen-year-old in Winnipeg, Canada.

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