Posts tagged with ‘life imprisonment’

Assange Given Ecuadorian Asylum

August 16, 2012

Assange Given Ecuadorian Asylum – but what next? This is the full text released by Ecuador for their reasons for Assange’s successful application.  See original text at the end. But What is to Happen Now? For now, Assange will have to stay in the Embassy.  Ecuador has asked for assurances about his safe passage, but […]

Don’t Shoot the Messenger if You don’t Like the Message

November 2, 2009

Alan Johnson Sacks the Messenger This, of course, relates to the recent sackings and supportive resignations of Government Scientific Advisors (see More advisers may go in drugs row) . The home secretary faces the threat of more scientists resigning after sacking his chief drugs adviser Prof David Nutt for his comments about cannabis policy. Two […]

Megrahi and Calley Compared and Contrasted

August 25, 2009

Who?  Who Are Megrahi and Calley Megrahi is a Libyan, convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 270 people by blowing up a 747 over Lockerbie in Scotland – but released early after 8 years (but 10 years in prison) and sent to Libya to die of cancer. Calley is an American, convicted and […]

What Price Freedom and Justice?

June 21, 2008

Introduction When there’s a war on in one’s country, say WW2 in the Europe, the people unite against the common enemy and accept that some will die so that the war is won and the next generation can continue. If you lived in the UK, the consensus was that you’d be fighting for “freedom” and […]