Tag: compensation

Feb 16

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Reneges On State’s Agreement To Pay $6.9 Million Compensation For George Allen Jr.’s Wrongful Imprisonment

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley (Kansas City Star)

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has reneged on the state’s agreement to pay half of the $13,825,000 settlement in December 2017, of George Allen Jr.’s federal civil rights lawsuit for his almost 30 years of wrongful imprisonment. Allen filed his lawsuit in 2014 after his convictions were overturned for a murder and rape committed in …

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Feb 13

South Korean Court Awards Compensation To Women Pressured To Work As Prostitutes At U.S. Taxpayer Funded Sex Camps

South Korean ‘comfort girl’ prostitutes with U.S. soldier

On February 8, 2018 a South Korean court awarded compensation to 117 women who were pressured to work as prostitutes in government supervised sex camps next to U.S. military bases. It was the first time the South Korean government has been ordered to pay compensation to women who worked in brothels in the sex camps. …

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Nov 22

Nicole Harris Denied Compensation By Federal Jury That Rejected Her Claim Chicago PD Framed Her For Son’s Death

Nicole Harris after her release in 2013 (NW Univ. Center on Wrongful Convictions)

On November 17, 2017 a federal court jury in Chicago ruled against Nicole Harris’ federal civil rights lawsuit that claimed Chicago Police Department officers framed her for her 4-year-old son Jaquari’s death in May 2005. Harris was incarcerated for almost eight years before her murder conviction was overturned and she was released in 2013. Jaquari …

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Nov 15

Justice Denied Issue 69 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 69

Issue 69 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 69 includes the following articles: Thandi Maqubela Acquitted Of Murder Because Her Husband Died From Natural Causes Alan Staines Exonerated Of 2004 Burglary By Discovery Lab Misidentified Him As Source Of Crime DNA Kaj Linna Exonerated Of Murder In Sweden …

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Nov 03

Thirteen men in Kenya awarded compensation for police torture more than 20 years ago

Kenneth Matiba in 2015 (The Star - Nairobi)

Thirteen men have been awarded total compensation of US$5,384,895 as a result of being tortured by police in Kenya between 1982 and 1995. The compensation was awarded in three separate lawsuits. High Court Justice John Mativo ordered compensation in two lawsuits involving twelve men tortured by the police in Kenya between 1982 and 1995. Five …

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Aug 31

Justice Denied Issue 68 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 68 Is Now Online Issue 68 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 68 includes the following articles: Roger Lee Largent Cleared of Rape Conviction Four Days After His Murder In Prison $50,000 Reward Offered For Info That Will Exonerate Temujin Kensu Of 1986 Michigan Murder …

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Aug 27

Anneli Auer Seeks Additional $2.95 Million Compensation For Wrongful Conviction Of Husband’s Murder

Anneli Auer’s 2016 memoir “Murhalesken muistelmat” (“The Murder of the Widow’s Memoirs”) (Front cover) (The photo is of Anneli, Jukka, and their three children in 2006.)

Anneli Auer is seeking an additional US$2.95 million compensation from Finland’s government for being wrongly convicted and imprisoned for her husband’s murder.* The US$613,000 she was paid in September 2016 was record compensation in Finland for an exonerated person. She was imprisoned for 611 days. Anneli Auer’s case is one of the most publicized legal …

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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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Jun 30

Clyde Ray Spencer’s $9 Million Jury Award For False Rape Prosecution Upheld On Appeal

Clyde Ray Spencer after the charges were dismissed on September 29, 2010 (Columbian)

A $9 million federal jury award to Clyde Ray Spencer for a police officer’s fabrication of evidence he committed child rape has been upheld on appeal. Spencer was convicted in 1985 of the statutory rape of his three children in Vancouver, Washington, and he was imprisoned for more than 19 years before his release in …

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Jun 26

German Parliament Approves Vindicating Males Of Homosexual Convictions

Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, has overwhelmingly approved a bill that will vindicate all men who were convicted from 1949 to 1994 of a homosexual crime involving consensual relations between males 16 years or older. The upper house of parliament has announced it will pass the bill. Men who are living can apply …

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