Category: New Zealand

Jul 19

New Zealand Parliament Apologizes To Men Convicted Of Consensual Homosexual Crimes

New Zealand’s Justice Minister Amy Adams (www.beehive.govt.nz)

Members of New Zealand’s Parliament have apologized to approximately 200 men convicted of homosexual related acts that are no longer considered a crime. Legislation that will expunge their convictions is now being considered by Parliament. Sixteen is the age of consent in New Zealand. New Zealand’s Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 legalized consensual sexual relations …

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Dec 01

Innocents Database Now Sortable And Searchable!!

The <a href=”http://forejustice.org/innocentsdatabase.htm”>Innocents Database</a> linked to from Justice Denied’s website is not only the world’s largest database of exonerated persons, but it is the only database in the world that attempts to compile all known exonerations in the United States, as well as internationally. The Innocents Database currently includes 5,943 cases — 3,604 from the …

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Apr 05

Justice Denied Issue 59 is now online

Issue 59 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted includes the following articles: Derrick Hamilton Exonerated 22 Years After Wrongful New York Murder Conviction Motorcyclist Acquitted On Appeal Of Indecent Exposure Conviction Tang Nguyen Acquitted By Appeals Court For Avoiding Federal Taxes On “Contraband” Cigarettes Judge Constance Briscoe Sentenced To 16 Months Imprisonment …

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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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Dec 03

Motorcyclist Acquitted On Appeal Of Indecent Exposure Conviction

Nicolaas Chrisoffel Gert Petrus Nagel has been acquitted of committing indecent exposure while riding his motorcycle in Auckland, New Zealand. In March 2013 a woman in the North Shore area of Auckland saw a motorcycle go by her with a man standing on the seat with his pants pulled down and holding the handlebars with …

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Feb 11

Innocents Database Now Lists More Than 4,400 Cases

The Innocents Database linked to from Justice Denied’s website is the world largest database of wrongly convicted people. It now lists 4,401 cases. All the cases are supported by sources for research. Those sources include court decisions, newspaper and magazine articles, and books. The Innocents Database includes: 582 innocent people sentenced to death. 787 innocent …

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Jun 12

Mother Acquitted By Appeals Court Of Wilful Child Neglect Conviction

New Zealand’s Court of Appeal building in Wellington, New Zealand

A mother has been acquitted by New Zealand’s Court of Appeal of her wilful neglect conviction for smoking methamphetamine when her son was in their house. During a police investigation of the mother’s methamphetamine use a detective obtained a hair sample from her 3-year-old son. The hair tested positive for the presence of a trace …

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May 07

Justice Denied’s Website Visited By Cities Around The World

Justice Denied’s Website Visited By Cities Around The World

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Jun 03

Lynette Stewart Cleared Of The Sexual Assault Of A Women That Didn’t Happen

Lynette Stewart Cleared Of The Sexual Assault Of A Women That Didn’t Happen

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May 19

Phillip Johnston and Jaden Knight Awarded Compensation For Wrongful Arson Convictions

Phillip Johnston and Jaden Knight Awarded Compensation For Wrongful Arson Convictions

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