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Court of Appeal upholds principle of whole-life prison terms

The Court of Appeal has upheld judges' right to jail the most serious offenders in England and Wales for the rest of their lives.

Sentencing in a number of high-profile criminal cases, including the terms to be handed out to soldier Lee Rigby's murderers, had been put on hold pending the judgement.

The European Court of Human Rights had ruled such terms breached human rights.

June Kelly reports.

  • 18 Feb 2014
  • From the section UK
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