Whole-life prison sentences ruled not incompatible with human rights

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A British triple-killer has lost a challenge at the European Court of Human Rights against his whole-life prison term.

Arthur Hutchinson, 75, had argued the punishment amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment.

But judges found there had been no violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Hartlepool-born Hutchinson murdered the parents and brother of a bride in Sheffield after her wedding in 1983.

Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38654849

 

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