Archive for the 'pardons' Category

Dr Crippen’s relative fails in bid to secure pardon – BBC News

“A distant US relative of Dr Hawley Crippen, executed in London in 1910 for murdering his wife, has failed … to secure a posthumous pardon for him.”

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BBC News, 7th December 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Michael Shields: statement by the Justice Secretary – Ministry of Justice

“The Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement about Michael Shields.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th September 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Justice Secretary pardons Shields – BBC News

“Liverpool fan Michael Shields has been pardoned by Justice Secretary Jack Straw.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Begging Jack Straw’s lack of pardons – The Guardian

“Two decisions by Jack Straw last week, two men kept in prison. Ronnie Biggs and Michael Shields were not linked, nor did the cases raise similar issues, but the timing made it only too easy to portray Straw as hard-hearted and cynical, his decisions based on political grounds and/or the desire to court the public.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jack Straw statement on Michael Shields – Ministry of Justice

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw has made a statement on the Michael Shields case.”

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Ministry of Justice, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Straw refuses pardon for jailed football fan – The Independent

“Justice Secretary Jack Straw today refused an appeal for a pardon by jailed football fan Michael Shields.”

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The Independent, 2nd July 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pardon decision imminent on jailed Liverpool fan Shields – The Guardian

“A decision whether to pardon the jailed Liverpool football fan Michael Shields is days away, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. The decision could set a precedent for cases of Britons convicted abroad on contested evidence.”

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The Guardian, 26th June 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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