Update our LAWS!! Review 'Joint Criminal Enterprise' & abolish 'Mandatory Sentencing'

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In 2010, Chansyna Duong was convicted of murder. A crime that he didn’t commit. He was found Guilty by Association.

He is now serving a mandatory life sentence with no guarantee he will be approved for release on his parole date. All avenues of appeal have been exhausted.

The outdated laws of Joint Criminal Enterprise and Mandatory Sentencing are keeping Chansyna behind bars.

During the Supreme Court trial, there was significant evidence that the real killer was a separate individual, a man known to police, who fled the country soon after the incident and never returned to face justice. Chansyna knew the lead suspect, but at the time of the crime, he was not even aware that someone had been killed. The murder weapon was never found.

It was ASSUMED during the trial that Chansyna MUST have known the murder MIGHT happen.

In South Australia, our law states that any murder conviction MUST carry a life sentence, irrespective of circumstance. This means that our current law prevented the judge from taking the facts into account and using his professional discernment.

His hands were tied, and despite the evidence showing lack of involvement, Chansyna received this life sentence.


THIS IS NOT JUSTICE.

NOT FOR THE VICTIMS FAMILY AND NOT FOR CHANSYNA.

WE NEED TO FIX THE FLAWS IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM.

THIS COULD HAPPEN TO ANYONE.

IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU.

The South Australian justice system is in crisis.CHANSYNA'S CASE IS NOT UNIQUE. Many others are stuck and suffering in silence. Indigenous and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Australians are disproportionately affected.

The South Australian government needs to URGENTLY review the current laws being used in Joint Criminal Enterprise, particularly the extension of Joint Criminal Enterprise, and abolish Mandatory Sentencing.

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