Case of Léger v. France [26/04/2005]

The Court held a hearing on merits on 26 April. Lucien Léger has been imprisoned for 41 years, which makes him the longest-serving prisoner in France. Arrested in 1964 for the abduction and murder of Luc Taron, an eleven-year-old boy, he initially made a confession and then has protested his innocence ever since. After the refusal of his 13th request for release on parole, he complained under Article 5 § 1 of the European Convention on Human Rights (right to liberty and security) that his continued detention has become arbitrary. Judgment will be delivered at a later date.  (More...)
 

Affaire Léger c. France [26/04/2005]

La Cour a tenu une audience sur le fond ce mardi 26 avril. Emprisonné depuis 41 ans, Lucien Léger est le plus ancien détenu de France. Invoquant l’article 5 § 1 (droit à la liberté et à la sûreté) de la Convention européenne des Droits de l’Homme, il soutient que son maintien en détention est devenu arbitraire. L’arrêt sera prononcé ultérieurement.  (More...)