Justice is not about fixing the past; it’s about healing the past’s future.

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Rama Valayden in June 2013, led a team of criminal lawyers who offered their time towards the publication of Wrongfully Convicted, a report that exposes the innocence of the 4 people who have been wrongfully convicted for the Amicale case (a terrible crime that saw the death of 7 Mauritian citizens). The publication of the report brought the issue into the limelight and has seen the organisation of a campaign to shed light on the Amicale Case, Free the Wrongfully Convicted and find those who committed the horrific crime. Here are the links to download and read the
reporthttp://www.pdf-archive.com/2013/06/30/the-report/ 
and annexureshttp://www.pdf-archive.com/2013/06/30/annexures/

The fundamental basis by which the court’s decision is made at times, in itself, imperfect and subject to contradictions. There is very little consideration given to a priori knowledge regarding the circumstances being presented and as a result, arguments must be made empirically, under the assumption that assumptions themselves are, in fact, likely to give way to specious reasoning…Decisions must be made meticulously and according to specific, yet immeasurable criteria that cannot only be based with the ability to make emotional pleas based on a requisite amount of inconsequential evidence to affect any judicial decision. And so, in this respect, the law is capable of proving nothing except that its absurd attention to detail is really a kind of a façade meant to cover up the fact that a truly logical and just way to deal with such matters has not yet been devised.

Zafer Amikal 4“, Amicale four, “ZA4” or “Inosan” is not just a real life story nor a story of 4 men, but is beyond all the functioning of our judicial system and the lower executive levels primarily the enquiry aspect of things. Produced and directed by Jameel Peerally, recording by Pascal Pierre and music by Jean Alain Residu, this Mauritian short film has for aim to raise awareness of how innocent people can end up behind bars due to gross judicial errors.
Release schedule for soon and looking forward for it! 

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2 thoughts on “Justice is not about fixing the past; it’s about healing the past’s future.

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