One of my clients, Kris Maharaj, was finally granted a new hearing

One of my clients, Kris Maharaj, was finally granted a new hearing after spending 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

“At last perhaps everyone will see the truth” Kris’s wife Marita told me. “Kris will be thrilled. He has been unwell, but this will finally give him hope.”

I’ll give you a snippet of the judgment we got ordering the new hearing – the court said that the additional witnesses had presented “compelling” accounts that “independently corroborate one another’s” and that “All five individuals’ stories reflect that the Moo Youngs were killed by the cartel.”

The most important thing is that Kris will now have a proper hearing.  In that hearing, we will be able to present to a judge all the evidence of his innocence we have gathered over the years.

This is what I’ve been fighting for all the 24 years I’ve represented Kris.

We still have a long way to go. But it is a great day for Kris – and for many of you who I know have supported him. I hope now we will finally get him the justice he has long been denied.

A big thank you from me, from Kris and from Marita.

Clive Stafford Smith

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