Notorious Prisoner Writes to ECHR

It has been revealed that the man dubbed the UK’s “most violent prisoner” has written to the European Court of Human Rights, as he attempts another bid to be released from prison.

In 1974, Charles Bronson was sentenced to prison following an armed robbery; since then he has spent 40 years in prison, 36 of which have been in solitary confinement; having been involved in 10 prison sieges and a number of rooftop protests – causing £500,000 in damage.

Fourteen years ago, he was handed an indeterminate sentence after taking a prison sentence hostage; however such sentences have been ruled a breach of human rights by the Strasbourg court – and three inmates have received substantial compensation as a result.

Now, as he attempts another bid to be released, in a letter published at the end of last month via his website, Charles Bronson has written to the European Court of Human Rights, suggesting that his human rights have been denied for a number of years.

Within the letter, he has also stated that he has been denied justice for decades; and when he was first sentenced to prison he was subjected to a number of attacks from prison guards.

Whilst Charles Bronson has reportedly written to the European Court of Human Rights; as human right solicitors in London, we have experience in assisting those who have been imprisoned or detained under Article 5 of the ECHR – and to find out how we could assist you or a loved one in such a case, contact us today.

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