Tag: Race & Society

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Mandela’s farewell in ancestral home

Nelson Mandela’s state funeral is under way at his ancestral home in Qunu, ending a week of commemorations for the anti-apartheid hero. Thousands of people – including foreign dignitaries – are attending the service, which blends state ceremonial with traditional rituals.

Soldier Hidden In Forest

Marine guilty of Afghanistan murder

A Royal Marine has been found guilty by a military court of murdering an injured Afghan insurgent, in what the prosecution called “an execution”. The sergeant, known only as Marine A, faces a mandatory life term over the shooting of the unknown man while on patrol in Helmand Province, in 2011.

Coroners Courts

Inquest Law Magazine

Written by INQUEST Lawyers Group (ILG) members and invited contributors, Inquest Law Magazine informs practitioners about recent legal developments relating to the inquest system and the investigation of sudden deaths, with extensive casenotes with a particular focus on deaths in custody written by the leading lawyers in the field.The magazine also keeps practitioners informed of policy developments in related areas.

Louisiana prisoner released after 41 years in solitary

A 71-year-old Louisiana prisoner who spent 41 years in solitary confinement and is now dying of cancer was released from prison late on Tuesday, his lawyers said. Late on Tuesday, US district chief judge Brian Jackson in Baton Rouge denied the state’s motion seeking to block his earlier order overturning Herman Wallace’s 1974 murder conviction.