English Appellate Court Reverses Arms Export Conviction

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Wednesday, June 1, 1994
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Volume: 
10
Issue: 
6
226
Abstract: 
On May 23, 1994, an English appellate court overturned the convictions of two company executives, who were convicted in 1991 of conspiring to sell "nuclear triggers" to Iraq. The recent decision was based on new evidence linking Baroness Thatcher to an undercover sting operation, which the court has ruled constitutes entrapment. The appellate court dismissed charges against Ali Ashour Daghir and Jeanine Speckman, of Surrey-based Euromac, after the appellate court ruled that the judge at their trail in 1991 had misdirected the jury. David Janes, solicitor for the acquitted pair, said that they would be claiming compensation for their time in prison?[more]