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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.

Wenceslaus James

  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Closed Case
  • Death Penalty; mandatory death penalty

Wenceslaus James spent some 23 years on death row in Trinidad & Tobago, despite legal precedent that a prolonged pe…

Betty*

  • Sierra Leone
  • Closed Case
  • Death Penalty; mandatory death penalty

In 2017, Betty* was sentenced to death by hanging for the murder of her 9 month old child. She was the first woman …

Aron John

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

Aron John spent 16 years in prison in Malawi; ten of which on death row. He was one of the first prisoners to be re…

Joshua French

  • D.O.B: 07 April 1982
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Closed Case
  • Death penalty

Joshua spent eight years under sentence of death in the DRC before he was released on humanitarian grounds …

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