Scottish inmates push for voting rights in independence referendum

The UK has repeatedly been told by the European court of human rights that the law banning inmates from voting breaches their rights.

Scottish inmates push for voting rights in independence referendum

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Scottish prisoners are working to overturn a ban on prisoners from voting in Scotland's independence referendum on September 18.

Leslie Moohanand Andrew Gillon, who are both serving life sentences, have claimed that the ban infringes on their human rights under European law.

The UK, which is one of the few countries in the world to implement such a ban, has repeatedly been told by the European court of human rights that the law breaches inmates' rights.

According to The Guardian, the two prisoners also argued that under UK referendum law, the Scottish government had the freedom to decide who could vote on 18 September.

Last Mod: 24 Temmuz 2014, 16:11
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