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The media can disclose identity of triple murderer

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A convicted child murderer challenged a decision to allow the media to report details of his offence. He argued that this resulted in threats and attacks which threatened his right to life, and freedom from degrading treatment. He lost as the public interest in knowing these facts outweighed his concerns.

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No. 20 of #50cases. Anthony Tyrer, a fifteen-year-old school boy, was made to take down his trousers and underpants, and bend over a table. He was held by two policemen while … Continued


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No. 38 of #50cases. General Pinochet became President of Chile and Commander in Chief of its army in 1973. In the following two and a half decades, his brutal regime became … Continued