Police controlled fingerprint evidence puts the wrong man in prison for 10 years — FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends | InCaseofinnocence Blog

Here is a common equation for wrongful convictions: inaccurate eye witness testimony fumbled forensic identification controlled by the local police department. Little to no public review or police admission on how this happened in the first place. Virginia man released from prison.

via Police controlled fingerprint evidence puts the wrong man in prison for 10 years — FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends

BREAKING: #WilliamBarnhouse of Indiana becomes 350th person exonerated by DNA evidence | My Blog InCase of Innocence

WilliamBarnhouse of Indiana becomes 350th person exonerated by DNA evidence:

NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!

BREAKING: of Indiana becomes 350th person exonerated by DNA evidence:

From The Innocence Project: (Albany, NY — April 10, 2017) – The New York Legislature has passed the FY18 budget that incorporated reforms which will greatly reduce wrongful convictions. Specifically, these changes will mandate law enforcement to record interrogations and adopt standardized best practices for conducting police lineups, and respective safeguards to prevent false confessions and […]

From The Innocence Project: (Albany, NY — April 10, 2017) – The New York Legislature has passed the FY18 budget that incorporated reforms which will greatly reduce wrongful convictions. Specifically, these changes will mandate law enforcement to record interrogations and adopt standardized best practices for conducting police lineups, and respective safeguards to prevent false confessions and […]

via New York passes massive innocence reform bill… — Wrongful Convictions Blog

FREE GASPAR MATALAEV – PETITION FOR Human Rights Activist Gaspar Matalaev was Arrested in Turkmenistan, Central Asia.

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Dear Annamaria,

On October 4, 2016, human rights activist Gaspar Matalaev was arrested in Turkmenistan, Central Asia. He has reportedly been subjected to torture by electric current to force him to confess to false charges of minor fraud.[1] Gaspar’s family was promised time and again that he’d be released, but this never happened.

Sign our petition calling on the Turkmen Government to immediately release Gaspar.

Gaspar is a prominent human rights activist in Turkmenistan, where he has been monitoring the state-orchestrated forced labor system in the country’s cotton fields. His work has helped draw attention to the Turkmen Government’s annual mobilization of tens of thousands of citizens, including children, forced to pick cotton under threat of punishment.

Gaspar’s arrest came two days after he published a report on the extensive use of forced labor and child labor in the 2016 cotton harvest and one day after the Minister of National Security was severely reprimanded by the Turkmen President at a State Security Council meeting for not properly repressing activism in the country.[2] It is clear Gaspar’s arrest was politically motivated. 

Please sign our petition to demand the Turkmenistan Government immediately release Gaspar and allow him to continue his work in safety.

It is now up to the international community to speak out and demand action on behalf of courageous monitors like Gaspar who put themselves at risk to help others. 

In solidarity,

Zoe, Joanna, Vittorio and the Freedom United Team