Category Archive: Africa

Oct 17

Appeals Court Rules Minor Male Prosecuted For Indecent Act With Minor Was Discriminated Against Because The Girl Wasn’t Also Prosecuted

High Court of Homa Bay in Mbita, Kenya (The Standard)

Kenya’s High Court has quashed the prosecution of a 16-year-old boy for having sex with a 17-year-old girl. He was charged with defilement and committing an indecent act with a minor. One of the reasons the appeals court quashed his prosecution is he wasn’t afforded equal protection of the law because the girl wasn’t also …

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Apr 10

Thenjiwe Griffiths Acquitted Of ‘Black Widow’ Carjacking Murder Of Her Husband

Thenjiwe Griffiths, with her attorney Narain Naidoo, outside the Westville Prison after her release on April 6, 2017. (Supplied)

On April 6, 2017 Thenjiwe Griffiths was acquitted of the 2006 murder of her husband Allan. The Pietermaritzburg High Court in South Africa ruled the prosecution’s evidence didn’t support her conviction of being involved in his murder during a carjacking. Thenjiwe was 24 when she married Allan Griffiths in April 2005. She was 35 years …

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Mar 03

Eric Asante Exonerated By DNA Of Defiling Student In 2005

Eric Asante after his release from prison in 2015 (The Mirror, Accra)

Eric Asante has been acquitted by the Supreme Court of Ghana of defiling a 14-year-old girl in 2005. Asante’s acquittal was based on a DNA paternity test that excluded him as the father of the son born to the now 26-year-old woman. In 2005 Eric Asante was 28 and a teacher at the Nyorhini Presby …

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Jan 20

More Than 200 U.S. Exonerations, And Millions Of Visitors To Justice Denied In 2014

In 2014 there were at least 206 exonerations in the United States, and 213 in 32 other countries, for a total of 419.* Those are the most yet recorded for any year in the Innocents Database, that records all known exonerations in the world. The previous highest total were 171 exonerations in 2006 in the …

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Jun 27

Worldwide Women’s Criminal Justice Network’s July 2014 Newsletter Available

Worldwide Women's Criminal Justice Network - Issue 3

The Worldwide Women’s Criminal Justice Network founded by Michael Fox based in Japan is one of the leading advocates for innocent women imprisoned in countries around the world. The current newsletter of the WWCJN is available online at www.wcjn.org/Newsletter.html. The issue includes articles about:   *  Lisa Marie Roberts exonerated after more than 12 years …

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Oct 28

Rapper Klay BBJ Acquitted Of Insulting Police By Appeals Court

Ahmed Ben Ahmed, aka Klay BBJ (AFP)

Ahmed Ben Ahmed, also known as the rapper Klay BBJ, has been acquitted by a Tunisian appeals court of his conviction of insulting the police during a concert. Ahmed is a rapper in his native Tunisia under the stage name of Klay BBJ. On August 22, 2013 Ahmed’s performance at the International Festival of Hammamet …

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Nov 05

Edwin Paul Wilson – 1928-2012: In Memoriam

Edwin Paul Wilson circa 2010 (Wilson family photo)

By Hans Sherrer Edwin Paul Wilson died September 10, 2012 at the age of 84 in Seattle, Washington. Mr. Wilson’s 1983 conviction in Houston for selling explosives to Libya in 1977 without the U.S. government’s permission was overturned in 2003, and he was released in 2004 after 22 years of imprisonment. In 1999 Mr. Wilson …

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Oct 17

Newman Chiadzwa Sues For Return Of 19 Pounds Of Diamonds After Conviction For Illegal Possession Overturned

Newman Chiadzwa Sues For Return Of 19 Pounds Of Diamonds After Conviction For Illegal Possession Overturned

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Oct 17

Justice Denied’s Website Has Had Visitors From 200 Countries

Justice Denied’s Website Has Had Visitors From 200 Countries

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Aug 03

85-Year-Old Grandma’s Hemp Possession Conviction Tossed

85-Year-Old Grandma’s Hemp Possession Conviction Tossed

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