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Peter Brandon





12 years

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Saudi Arabia

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Summary of Case:

"Peter Brandon was one of the Saudi Six wrongly convicted in Saudi Arabia of being involved in a bombing in Saudi Arabia. Brandon was a British expatriate living in Saudi Arabia. He was one of six co-defendants who all denied they voluntarily confessed on Saudi television to the bombing. All the men claim to have been tortured, and all six confessions used similar words. Also, the men weren't provided with an interpreter fluent enough to have translated each of their alleged confessions from English to Arabic. They were pardoned on August 8, 2003 and immediately deported to the United Kingdom."

Conviction Caused By:

False confession after being tortured.

Innocence Proved By:

Granted Executive Clemency by the Saudi government

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Information Source 1:

"Suspects in Saudi blasts Claim Their Innocence: as bombings continue, some question expatriates 'confessions,'" Susan Taylor Martin (St. Petersburg Times), Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 11-5-02, p. A4."

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Information Source 2:

"Saudi six 'left to rot', Paul Harris (staff), The Guardian (London, UK), Feb. 16, 2003 "

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Information Source 3:

"Greed and torture at the House of Saud, Staff, The Observer, Nov. 24, 2002 "

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Information Source 4:

"Saudis release eight Westerners jailed in bombings, Ed Johnson, AP London, August 9, 2003"

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Information Source 5:

"Saudis free bomb blast Britons, Staff and Agencies, The Guardian, London UK, August 8, 2003"

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