Slides in this set
· Defendants Shiite Muslims fled to Sudan
· Due to the risk of punishment and
execution through their religion.
· They hijacked a plane because of the fear
they would be sent back to Iraq.
· The plane eventually landed in the UK.
· D's were charged with hijacking, they
claimed duress.…read more
· The trial judge decided the danger they
were in was not sufficiently "close and
immediate" as to give rise to a "virtually
· He ruled the defence of duress was not to
be considered by the jury.
· D's were convicted but appealed...…read more
· The COA quashed their convictions holding that
the threat need not be immediate but it had to be
imminent in the sense that it had to be hanging
· They ruled that:
· There must be imminent peril of death or serious
· The peril must operate on the defendants mind
at the time of the act.
· Execution of the threat need not be immediate in