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DISPATCH: BIG NEWS – Albert Woodfox to be freed
Posted on June 10, 2015 by Anita Roddick Team


Yesterday (Monday 10th) Judge James Brady ordered the unconditional release of Albert Woodfox and barred a third trial, saying it could not be fair.

The court said it had found at least five factors in Woodfox’s favour, including his age and poor health and his limited ability to present a defence at a third trial in the light of the unavailability of witnesses.

It also cited its “lack of confidence in the state to provide a fair third trial, the prejudice done onto Mr Woodfox by spending over 40 years in solitary confinement, and finally the very fact that Mr Woodfox has already been tried twice and would otherwise face his third trial for a crime that occurred over 40 years ago”.



Topic : Human_rights
Posted By : Anita Roddick Team
Posted On : June 10, 2015

 

 

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