EU rights court agrees to hear ‘freedom campaign’ case of 3 murderers

February 26th, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Feb.26 (ANI): The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear the cases of three murderers who launched a freedom campaign based on their human rights.

The three convicts- Jeremy Bamber, Peter Moore and Douglas Vinter killed 11 people, but were given “whole life” tariffs.

According to the Daily Mail, they described their punishment as “inhuman or degrading treatment” and claimed that they had right to a fair trial, The Telegraph reported.

The court’s decision to hear the convicts might anger the European Parliament and the victims’ families.

There is also a possibility that the other 41 prisoners who were given life terms, may also claim their right to be released, if the Strasbourg court, rules in favour of three convicts.

Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke said: “It goes without saying that the Government will be fighting the case vigorously and defending the principle of the whole life tariff. A small number of prisoners’ crimes are so appalling that judges rule that they should never become eligible for parole.” (ANI)

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