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Who is Nelson Mandela?

While fighting for equality and peace Nelson Mandela faced and was convicted of criminal offence charges. Before winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and becoming the first ever democratically elected President of South Africa in 1994, Nelson Mandela was arrested for sabotage. A prominent member of the African National Congress, Mandela actively protested the apartheid government. His first major arrest occurred in 1955, in which men and women of all races found themselves in a marathon trial known as the Treason Trial. Throughout the trial process, Mandela began to secretly mobilize a nationwide strike against apartheid rule. On the day of his acquittal on March 29, 1961, hundreds of thousands of non-whites partook in the stay-at-home strike. This prompted the South African army to make thousands of arrests in order to end the strike. Although Mandela was initially committed for nonviolent protest, in June of…

27 Jul 2017

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Mustafa Ururyar

26 Jul 2017

  Mustafa Ururyar was wrongfully convicted of sexual assault.   In 2015, Mustafa Ururyar was accused of sexually assaulting Mandi Gray, a woman with whom he…

Is it a Crime to Prank Call Someone?

25 Jul 2017

You could face criminal offence charges for prank calling someone.   prank calling can be defined as a mischievous phone call made to trick someone. While…

What is Mental Health Court?

21 Jul 2017

Accused persons in Ontario suffering from mental illness can have different resolutions available to them. The Ontario criminal justice system recognizes the casual connection that can…

#wrongfullyconvictedwednesday Anthony Daye

19 Jul 2017

Anthony was convicted of a crime he did not commit. When Anthony Daye 30 years old he was wrongfully convicted of a crime, drug possession for…

Is it a Crime to Almost Hit a Pedestrian?

18 Jul 2017

You may be charged with a driving related offence even if no accident occurs.   Careless driving If you almost hit a pedestrian with your car…

What is Gladue Court?

15 Jul 2017

Gladue court intends to address the history of systemic racism faced by Aboriginal people and the over-representation of Aboriginal offenders in Canada. First created in 2001,…