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Jody Ryan Aggett



Drug Related (Possession or sale)


Death and later resentenced or commuted to Life

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Summary of Case:

"Jody Aggett was a British citizen who was a co-defendant of his Thai girlfriend, Lo Ramphia (Kristin). Both were arrested in Bangkok in November 2001, and wrongly convicted in 2003 of manufacturing and possessing ecstasy and sentenced to death for the manufacturing charge and 20 years in prison for possession. The defense of Aggett and Lo was that they only were temporarily staying below the apartment of a person who was manufacturing ecstasy. They were convicted on the basis of what amounted to a false confession written in Thai that Aggett didn't understand and was ordered to sign by his interrogators. Mr Aggett was found guilty of being part of the drugs plot. After two years on death row their death sentences were commutted to life in prison in 2005. Aggett and Lo were both acquitted on appeal by Thailand's Supreme Court. Aggett was released on September 3, 2007, and he returned to England on September 11, 2007. Jody Aggett and Lo Ramphia were wrongly imprisoned for six years. Pregnant when arrested, Lo Ramphia gave birth to their son while imprisoned."

Conviction Caused By:

Jody Aggett was coerced into signing a false confession written in Thai (which as a British citizen he didn't understand) that he and Lo Ramphia were involved in manufacturing ecstasy.

Innocence Proved By:

"Aggett and Lo were both acquitted on appeal by Thailand's Supreme Court on September 3, 2007."

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Information Source 1:

"Man returns home from Thai jail, BBC News, September 11, 2007"

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"Briton freed from Thai prison after court overturns drug conviction, By Sam Jones, The Guardian, September 5, 2007"

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"British man's life sentence for drugs overturned by Thai court, AP Story, International Herald Tribune, September 4, 2007"

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"Briton's life sentence on drugs charges quashed by thai court, By Emily Dugan, The Independent (London), September 6, 2007"

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"Jody Ryan Aggett (UK), Foreign Prisoner Support Service"

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