Thursday, May 7, 2015
Henry Keogh; Australia; Andrew L. Durbin gives his take as to why Henry Keogh is being tried for murder – for the third time – and why it is almost a whole year away. 'Pursue Democracy.'
POST: "Henry Keogh and the stonewall of justice," by Andrew L. Durbin, published by 'Pursue Democracy' on May 7, 2015;
GIST: "This is how it was reported in The Adelaide Advertiser: “In a Supreme Court hearing this morning (May 1, 2015) the highly controversial (Henry Keogh) case was listed for trial beginning on March 8, 2016 Director of Public Prosecutions Adam Kimber, SC, said he could not comment on the case beyond confirming a trial date had been set.” The last sentence is the key to why Henry Keogh is being tried for murder – for the third time – and why it is almost a whole year away. It means the South Australian operators of the legal system can keep hiding behind the trial date to avoid being questioned on this outrageous, indefensible decision by Kimber.......... Justice is certainly not what this third trial is about. It looks more like a perverted vendetta against Keogh, who has already served 20 years in jail for a crime that he did not commit, indeed, did not happen, as the appeals judges found just a few weeks ago. Or … it is a way to keep the disgrace of this injustice under wraps. It is surely an abuse of process, a cynical attempt to try and keep a lid on what is one of the most grevious miscarriages of justice in Australia, and the DPP has invoked a cone of silence by announcing a trial. ........On the positive side, Keogh now has a chance (at great psychological and physical cost) to have his convicton quashed at the new trial, not merely set aside, his name cleared and his legal pursuers embarrassed. They – all those who are responsible for this retrial – should be shamed out of the profession, frankly."
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