Monthly Archive: April 2017

Apr 27

Edin Mehic’s Public Belching Conviction Overturned On Appeal

Edin Mehic’s public indecency conviction for belching in Vienna’s Prater Park was overturned on April 18, 2017. Mehic, 27, was living in Vienna, Austria and working as a bartender, when he took a walk in Prater Park on Sunday, February 7, 2016. He bought a Turkish Kebabkette (kebab) from a vendor and had it prepared …

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Apr 17

Cecilia Becomes First Non-Human Person Freed By Habeas Corpus From Illegal Imprisonment

Cecilia at her new home in the sanctuary of large apes in Sorocaba, Brazil on 4-12-2017 (EFE - Fernando Bizerra Jr)

Cecilia, a chimpanzee in Argentina, has become the first non-human person in the world freed from illegal imprisonment by the granting of a writ of habeas corpus. On April 5, 2017 Cecilia arrived at the Sanctuary of Large Apes in Sorocaba, Brazil. She was transported from the zoo in Mendoza, Argentina were a judge ruled …

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Apr 14

Human Hair Protein Identification Can Be More Precise Than DNA Testing

Glendon Parker, biochemist inventor of using human hair protein markers as an identification technique. (LLNL)

A groundbreaking technique of biological identification that relies on information encoded in proteins of human hair has been developed by scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), a Utah startup company, and collaborators from seven universities in the United States and England. The hair protein testing technique was invented in March 2013 by Biochemist Glendon …

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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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Apr 07

University Student’s Sexual Misconduct Guilty Finding Based On Hearsay Tossed

SUNY Potsdam President Kristin Esterberg, who increased Benjamin Haug's punishment for daring to assert his innocence. (www.potsdam.edu)

On April 6, 2017 Benjamin Haug’s sexual misconduct guilty finding and expulsion from the State University of New York at Potsdam was overturned on appeal. The appeals court ruled Haug’s guilt is not supported by substantial evidence. Haug was a freshman at SUNY Potsdam when in the early morning hours of September 7, 2014 he …

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Apr 06

In 2016 More Than $263 Million Was Awarded Or Paid To Wrongly Convicted Persons In U.S.

More than a quarter billion dollars is known to have been awarded or paid in 2016 as compensation to 138 people who were wrongly convicted in the United States. The people were imprisoned for a total of 1,997 years. The people were convicted in 13 states and the District of Columbia. With the total compensation …

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Apr 03

Usha Tanpure Acquitted Of 2001 Conviction For Arguing With Man

Usha Tanpure has been acquitted by the Bombay High Court of her 2001 conviction for humiliating a man during an argument in public. In the fall of 2000 Tanpure was living in Pune, India. Pune is about 90 miles east of Mumbai. She celebrated a holiday by wearing a nightgown to her work. A man …

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