Scores of people take part in a vigil for people allegedly wrongly accused and convicted of crimes
SCORES of people today took part in a vigil for people allegedly wrongly accused and convicted of crimes.
The event was staged outside the Royal Courts of Justice
It was described as "the Falsely Accused Day Candlelight Vigil for the Falsely Accused and Wrongfully Convicted."
The group said in a statement on its website: "False Allegations are not rare.
"Every year, thousands of innocent men and women are falsely accused of serious criminal offences.
"In its efforts to ensure justice for genuine victims of horrific crimes, our criminal justice system has dispensed with due process and allowed itself to be used by people with malicious intent.
"Falsely Accused Day is intended to raise awareness of just how easy it is to fall victim to a false accusation, to point out how the presumption of innocence has been removed and how the law continues to be eroded in the name of justice.
This year we will be holding two peaceful demonstrations in the UK, one in London and one in Liverpool. If you have been falsely accused or wish to speak out about the injustice suffered by those falsely accused, then please join us at one of these two events. Falsely Accused Day Peaceful Protests."