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MOJO - Bringing Hope to The Innocent You Call This Justice?

    • True Crime

In 1975 Paddy Hill was one of six innocent men wrongly convicted of the Birmingham pub bombings which killed 21 people and injured 182. Upon his release in 1991 he promised to help those he had left behind and in 2001 he set up MOJO to give a voice to the innocent.
In this episode, I talk to Euan (MOJO’s Legal Officer) about the work the charity does to try and help people who have been wrongly convicted; the short and long term challenges their clients face as a result of being a victim of a miscarriage of justice; and he gives us a real insight into the key aspects of the Scottish Legal System – including the controversial ‘not proven’ verdict and a jury system which means people can be convicted by a simple majority of 8-7. I also talk to two of the students who have been working with MOJO, about how they want to ensure that we learn from the past to prevent innocent people from being convicted in the future.

In 1975 Paddy Hill was one of six innocent men wrongly convicted of the Birmingham pub bombings which killed 21 people and injured 182. Upon his release in 1991 he promised to help those he had left behind and in 2001 he set up MOJO to give a voice to the innocent.
In this episode, I talk to Euan (MOJO’s Legal Officer) about the work the charity does to try and help people who have been wrongly convicted; the short and long term challenges their clients face as a result of being a victim of a miscarriage of justice; and he gives us a real insight into the key aspects of the Scottish Legal System – including the controversial ‘not proven’ verdict and a jury system which means people can be convicted by a simple majority of 8-7. I also talk to two of the students who have been working with MOJO, about how they want to ensure that we learn from the past to prevent innocent people from being convicted in the future.

50 min

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