Man wrongly jailed for 20 years over IRA bombing loses compensation appeal

"Jail" by Sara Jo, found on flickr and used under Creative Commons

The Irish News are reporting that Gerard Magee has been denied compensation despite being imprisoned for 20 years, be exploiting a technicality to claim that the conviction had not been overturned by any new facts.

From The Irish News, published 7th April 2016:

Under legislation anyone who has a guilty verdict against them reversed on the ground of a new or newly discovered fact showing beyond reasonable doubt a miscarriage of justice will be paid compensation.

But in 2014 the Department of Justice refused Mr Magee’s application, deciding no such new fact had been established.

Read the full story here: Man wrongly jailed for IRA bombing loses appeal over compensation


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