From the Wrongful Convictions Blog: International Innocence Round-up, December 17, 2012



execution of Cheng Hsing-tse for the murder of a police officer in Taiwan is imminent

, despite doubts about the veracity of crime scene evidence and indications that his confession was obtained by police through torture. His case has been taken up by the recently founded

Taiwan Innocence Project

as well as

Amnesty International


A new campaign is underway in Galway, Ireland, to

prove the innocence of Myles Joyce

, who was hanged for murder 130 years ago after a trial conducted in English – instead of Joyce’s native Irish – and in which he was condemned by three accusers who testified in exchange for reductions in their own sentences.


New Zealand Justice Minister Judith Collins

has released conflicting reports

on whether David Bain should be compensated for his wrongful conviction in the 1995 murder of his family.  A full rundown of the conflicting reports and the process that led to them

can be found here




Innocence Project Phillipines

has been started as a

collaboration between several universities’ law schools

and scientific and academic laboratories in that country.

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