British court says life imprisonment for worst offenders fair


European judges have said that locking up murderers until they die does not mean they are denied of human rights. The judges in Europe have taken the landmark decision on January 3, 2015. The recent judgement applies on some of the heinous offenders including Ian Brady and Mark Bridger who murdered five year old April Jones and are serving lifetime imprisonment.

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The decision came as a victory for Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, when the government was left perplexed in 2014, when the European court of Human Rights clarified ‘life means life’ with no hope for release was against the human rights laws. The judgement was challenged by the triple killer, Arthur Hutchinson who challenge against the life imprisonment decision.

Hutchinson was sent to jail in the year 1984 for killing Basil and Avril Laitner, a wealthy couple. The convict broke in to their residence in Sheffield on the night of their daughter’s wedding and also killed one of their sons. Justice Secretary Chris Grayling, supported the ruling and said, ‘Those who commit the most heinous crimes deserve to spend the rest of their lives in prison.” Grayling added that this is what the public wants and that the judges will continue to hand down orders of life imprisonment to the worst offenders.

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