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Why this is “framed” Kris Maharaj’s last bid for freedom

Businessman Kris Maharaj—once one of Britain's wealthiest men—was implicated in a murder which may have been linked to Pablo Escobar

By Clive Stafford Smith  

British businessman Kris Maharaj on death row. © Reprieve

Kris Maharaj’s case has been, without question, the most comprehensive miscarriage of justice I have ever witnessed. I have seen bizarre cases of blasphemy in Pakistan, where mentally ill men have been sentenced to death for making irrational statements about Islam. There have been the drugs cases in Indonesia—the only “crime” other than blasphemy where large swathes of the public believe it should be totally legal, while others think you…

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