August 2013 archive

Aug 28

15-Year-Old Girl Raped By Father Has Fornication Conviction Overturned

Maldivian young woman in traditional dress (Alamy)

A 15-year-old girl who gave birth to her father’s baby has had her fornication conviction and sentence of 100 lashes and house arrest overturned by the Maldives High Court. The Maldives is an island nation in the Indian Ocean 250 miles south-west of India. As a Muslim country that is a former British protectorate, the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/2533

Aug 22

“Edwin M. Borchard – Convicting The Innocent” Now Available From Justice Denied!

Edwin M. Borchard – Convicting The Innocent and State Indemnity For Errors Of Criminal Justice (Cover photo)

Edwin M. Borchard – Convicting The Innocent and State Indemnity For Errors Of Criminal Justice has just been published by The Justice Institute/Justice Denied! Yale University Law School Professor Edwin Borchard was an early pioneer in exposing the causes of wrongful convictions and the inadequacy of compensation for exonerated persons in the United States. This …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/2529

Aug 18

Appeals Court Quashes Mother/Daughter Convictions For Murder Of “Victim” Who May Be Alive

Shirley Banfield during her trial in 2012 (Central News)

The convictions of Shirley Banfield and her daughter Lynette Banfield for the murder of Shirley’s husband and Lynette’s father Donald Banfield were quashed by England’s Court of Appeals, which recognized there is no direct evidence he is even dead. Shirley Banfield had a tumultuous relationship with her husband Donald who was a womanizer and heavy …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/2516

Aug 02

International Court Of Justice Petitioned To Nullify Conviction Of Jesus Christ

Naroibi attorney Dola Indidis

A petition to nullify Jesus Christ’s conviction and death sentence is pending in The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. In August 2007 Naroibi attorney Dola Indidis filed a petition in Kenya’s High Court on behalf of the Friends of Jesus that challenged the constitutionality of the mode of questioning, the evidence, the …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://justicedenied.org/wordpress/archives/2513