Roundtable Discussion on Wrongful Convictions
Imagine: you’re walking home from work; you turn a corner and walk into police chasing a suspect. They point a gun at you. You’re under arrest. Imagine not only being arrested but also convicted of a crime you never committed and having to spend days, weeks and then years in prison, cheek to jowl with hardened criminals.
Please join the Wits Justice Project as we host a Roundtable Discussion on Wrongful Convictions, 27 July 2017 from 2pm.
During this roundtable discussion, speakers will elucidate the problem: lawyers working on wrongful convictions, journalists involved in investigating miscarriages of justice, wrongfully convicted people and others will share their experience and views on the matter. The aim of the roundtable is to raise awareness around the root causes and prevalence of wrongful convictions in South Africa and to come up with ideas on how to address these tragic miscarriages of justice that ruin lives.
The discussion will be followed by a celebration party for the release of Victor Moyo and Samuel Khanye, who served 14 years behind bars for a crime they did not commit.
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