Santiago de Chile -The first ever conference dedicated to addressing the issue of wrongful conviction in Latin America took place this last weekend in Santiago de Chile. There were representatives from all over the Americas. My colleagues and I had the honor of presenting on lessons learned from The David House Agency's work on international shows trial and the critical role media and communications plays in obtainging relief. Check out the new site below.
Wrongful conviction exonerees from five different countries shared thier stories on stage at the International Innocence Network conference. There has never been a photograph quite like this.
Left to right: José Antonio Zuñiga (México), Eric Volz (Nicaragua), Toshikazu Sugaya (Japan), Ron Dalton (Canada), Gerard Patrick Conlon (Ireland) & Sarah Shourd (Iran)
I had the priveledge of guest posting on the Wrongful Convictions Blog on a story about American Jason Puracal.
The wrongful conviction of Jason Puracal in Nicaragua is monumental and serves as a chilling milestone in the emerging trend of international “show” trials. This case has serious implications for citizens of the Global North studying, working, traveling, or retiring abroad...
Read the full article here.