We have gone a long way since the infamous Hillsborough disaster. 96 people were killed. Victims’ friends and families were shocked and emotionally broken. But like that was not enough, the South Yorkshire police blamed the football supporters. But the people did not give up; they fought for the justice for their loved ones. They fought for 28 years and the day when we can see the distant end of this terrible nightmare has finally come. 6 people have been charged with offences including misconduct, preventing the course of justice and manslaughter. Is this the justice people deserve though? Is this something we should congratulate and regard as success? Whatever it is, it is definitely not a success for Hillsborough disaster’s victims due to the following 2 reasons. It is, however, a lesson we need to remember for the future. Continue reading
Unfortunately the Government has refused to release more than 700 files relating to the Guildford Four case, BBC news has reported on the 5th of December. It is sad that people, who are still fighting 27 years after the Guildford Four were released, are denied possibly crucial documents for securing a more just and fair future. Continue reading
A website called Falsely Accused of Historic Sexual Assault has published a story told by a former juror who was deciding a historic child abuse case. Even though the juror thought that hearing detailed evidence about such case would be tough, she soon realised that it was tougher to decide a case with no evidence apart from accuser’s testimony. Continue reading
Unfortunately, the home secretary Amber Rudd has rejected an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave, Travis, A. from The Guardian has reported. Reasons for such decision included:
- A fact that no deaths or wrongful convictions occurred as a result of the clashes and
- Lack of possible lessons that the Police could learn from the inquiry.
A former teacher Jimmy Boyle spent five years in prison for rape he did not commit and has been subsequently released following a successful appeal and a retrial. Continue reading