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Killers' life terms 'breached their human rights'

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled the whole-life tariffs given to murderer Jeremy Bamber and two other killers breached their human rights.

The judges ruled by 16 to one there had to be a review of the sentence and the possibility of a release.

But they said this did not mean there was "any prospect of imminent release".

Bamber, along with Peter Moore and Douglas Vinter, argued their sentences were "inhuman and degrading" and sought a right of review.

Clive Coleman reports.

  • 09 Jul 2013
  • From the section UK
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