Killers, child sex offenders and a rapist on the run

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Killers, child sex offenders and a rapist on the run

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:05 pm

Killers, child sex offenders and a rapist on the run... but officials refuse to name them because of their 'human rights'

Killers, child sex offenders and a rapist are among nearly 50 dangerous criminals who are on the run - but whose identities are protected by Human Rights laws. The 47 'high' or 'very high-risk' offenders are among almost 1,000 prisoners who have been released early only to re-offend and then refuse to return to jail, Ministry of Justice figures showed. But officials have refused to name the criminals, citing data protection rules and operational reasons, and said it is up to individual police forces to decide if they want to identify the offenders.


On the loose: The Ministry of Justice is not naming 960 dangerous prisoners who have re-offended after being released early and are on the run

Also on the run are three people guilty of indecent assault, three jailed for gun possession two for kidnapping and five for wounding.
An MoJ spokeswoman said: 'We are reviewing the policy on releasing details of offenders at large. This Government is committed to transparency and there should be a presumption that such information is published unless the police object for specific operational reasons. 'Recapturing high-risk offenders will always be a priority.'

Police and Justice Minister Nick Herbert ordered the review of the policy as the Coalition seeks to reverse the the process of not naming and shaming escaped convicts. 'Labour allowed the privacy of dangerous offenders to be put ahead of public protection,' Conservative MP Dominic Raab told The Sun. 'The Coalition must reverse those warped priorities We can't have dozens of high risk fugitives shielded on human rights grounds.' The MoJ figures were released to The Sun following a request under freedom of information laws.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1378454/Officials-REFUSE-killers-child-sex-offenders-human-rights.html#ixzz1Jzsj329n


Why on earth would we want to protect dangerous criminal's human rights in this way? Protection of the general public, law abiding citizens is surely more important? Sad

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