Friday, May 16, 2014

Bulletin: Ivan Henry; Supreme Court of Canada agrees to hear appeal of man who wants to sue the Crown for the 27 years he spent in prison for crimes he didn't commit. Ivan Henry was convicted in 1983 of three counts of rape, two counts of attempted rape and five counts of indecent assault for attacks on eight women in Vancouver. He was also declared a dangerous offender. Crown concedes there was evidence which was not disclosed to him that would have led to a not-guilty verdict. CP. (No compensation yet - and they're putting him through this? HL);

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See also earlier post on this blog: "Ivan Henry: DNA evidence helps acquit B.C. man of rapes after 26 years in jail: Toronto Star: "Another police investigation reopened doubts about Henry’s guilt following a 2002 operation called “Project Smallman.” Vancouver police re-investigated 25 unsolved sexual assaults committed from April 1983 to July 1988, a period when Henry was already in prison. DNA evidence obtained during “Project Smallman” led to the arrest and conviction of another man identified only as DM because his identity is protected under a publication ban. Crown prosecutors noted similarities between the Henry case and the “Project Smallman” findings and brought those similarities to the attention of B.C.’s criminal justice branch which appointed an independent lawyer to reinvestigate a potential miscarriage of justice in Henry’s conviction."


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