Clive Stafford Smith: Injustice
How We Have Transformed The Land With Francis Pryor
11.15am - 12.15pm
Helen Dunmore and James Long
8 - 9pm
- 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- £9 (£8)
In 1986, Kris Maharaj, a British businessman living in Miami, was arrested for the brutal murder of two ex-business associates, found guilty and sentenced to death. It wasn’t until a young lawyer working for nothing, Clive Stafford Smith, took on his case that strong evidence began to emerge that the state of Florida had got the wrong man on Death Row. Twenty-six years later, Maharaj is still in jail. Stafford Smith untangles the Maharaj case and the system that makes disasters like this inevitable. His conclusions will act as a wake-up call for those who condone legislation which threatens basic human rights.