From the Wrongful Convictions Blog: International Innocence Round-up, July 13, 2012
Posted: July 13, 2012 2:45 pm
Even though James Taylor was exonerated of using threatening words and behavior, he still says his life has been “ruined” by the conviction. The 21-year-old Briton lost his job, his home and his dog as a result of the conviction.
Several stories from around the world have revealed how DNA evidence can be “abused, corrupted or misinterpreted, resulting in injustices.”
An Albanian immigrant in Britain was recently compensated after being wrongfully convicted in absentia of a 2006 murder in Italy, and subsequently held in British prison. Edmond Arapi, 31, was exonerated after Italian officials admitted that Arapi had never even been to Italy.
An acclaimed French film about wrongful convictions, “Présumé coupable,” will be featured at the Boston Film Festival next week.
American law professors are helping to launch Red Inocente, an innocence network for Latin America. The initial project is to be based out of Chile, with subsequent projects being established in Argentina and Peru.