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Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK

Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK

Geoffrey Robertson QC

'The conviction of Stephen Ward stands as the worst unrequited miscarriage of justice in modern British history, and it is now time it was overturned.' - Geoffrey Robertson QC
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In the summer of '61 John Profumo, Minister for War, enjoyed a brief affair with Christine Keeler...Late in the afternoon of Wednesday 31 July 1963, Dr Stephen Ward was convicted at the Old Bailey on two counts alleging that he lived on the earnings of a prostitute. He was not in the dock but comatose in hospital. The previous night he had attempted suicide, because (as he said in a note) 'after Marshall's [the judge's] summing up, I've given up all hope'. He died on Saturday 3 August, without regaining consciousness. Many observers of the proceedings thought the convictions did not reflect the evidence and that the trial was unfair, and this book will show that it breached basic standards of justice. Geoffrey Robertson brings his forensic skills and a deeply felt sense of injustice to the case at the heart of the Profumo affair, the notorious scandal that brought down a government.

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Title - Stephen Ward Was Innocent, OK

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Author - Geoffrey Robertson QC

ISBN 13 - 9781849546904

Imprint - Biteback Publishing

Publisher - Biteback Publishing

Date Published - 29/11/2013

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Binding Type - Hardback

Dimensions - 130 x 198 x mm

Weight - g

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