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Our legal work provides a lifeline to vulnerable prisoners and has helped to develop the law around the world. These are some of the stories of our work.

Lavern Longsworth

  • D.O.B: 27 September 1974
  • Belize
  • Closed Case
  • Domestic abuse; mental health

Lavern was a victim of domestic violence who killed her abusive husband. Her murder conviction was quashed after sh…

Richard Chipoka

  • Malawi
  • Closed Case
  • Death penalty; mandatory death penalty

Richard Chipoka spent over 13 years imprisoned in Malawi, ten of those on death row. He was one of the first prison…

Jainarine Persaud

  • D.O.B: 15 June 1957
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Ongoing Case
  • Death penalty

Former death row prisoner Jainarine Persaud has spent over three decades in prison in Trinidad & Tobago…

Prabagaran Srivijayan

  • D.O.B: 16 November 1987
  • Singapore
  • Closed Case
  • Death penalty; mandatory death penalty

Malaysian citizen Prabagaran Srivijayan was found guilty of drug trafficking in Singapore. He was executed in 2017.…

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