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December 07, 2005

The Miami Five.

Sorry, I know nothing about the Miami Five, whether they’re guilty, innocent, good guys or bad guys. But this part shocks me:

Recently, the Atlanta court of appeals revoked their convictions. The prosecution has appealed against this decision and the process may yet take months or even years to resolve. Meanwhile, my husband and his comrades remain in jail.

What does "revoke" a conviction mean? Is it the same as "quash"? If the Appeals Court has indeed quashed/revoked/overturned the convictions why on earth are they still in jail?

December 7, 2005 in Law | Permalink


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Well there's a strong current of opinion that believes that they're still in prison because they're from Cuba.

Posted by: The Militant Pine Marten | Dec 7, 2005 11:24:00 AM

They're still in jail (where they should be, IMO) because the legal process is on-going.

Also, the Guardian piece is a little behind the times - as the Miami Herald reported last month - a federal court of appeal has reinstated the convictions, though it has agreed to reconsider the original appeal.


Posted by: George Junior | Dec 7, 2005 11:36:31 AM