Couple of weekss ago, I was reading the newest edition of the weekly law report. Then this particular case caught my eyes. In the case, the accused was appealing against his death sentence for possession and trafficking of dangerous drugs. He was arrested in 1990 and since it’s a death offence, under s388 of the Criminal Procedure Code, a person who is sentenced to death shall not be furnished bail hence he was stuck in the prison ever since the day of his arrest. Further in the case, the accused was also arrested with his girlfriend but she was subsequently released after her boyfriend voluntarily admitted that he possess the drugs. The accused reason was that he wanted to protect his girlfriend.
After all the hoo-ha for more than 14 years, the accused was subsequently released due to some legal grounds. Well, imagine you’re the accused, you rot in jail for 14 years just because of a statement that was said to protect your girlfriend. What do you think will happen to your girlfriend after you’re released after 14 years?
I remember reading this article about this guy who went thru the same thing as the story above. After he got out from jail, he found that his girlfriend got married with some other guy and the only person who sat thru his final court hearing was his father.. How sad..