Lee Murray could be freed in 2011

by Justin Penrose | source: middleeasy.com
 

I'm going to change the text on our 'Free Lee Murray' shirts to 'Freed Lee Murray' in the immediate future. This morning I received a phone call and an email from the same source who enabled MiddleEasy to obtain an unprecedented interview with Lee Murray earlier this year.

According to my source, Lee Murray will be released from his Moroccan jail due to the actions of a forensics officer that worked on his case. Recently, this unnamed Kent officer was disciplined for disposing evidence in another case which forced police to inform Lee Murray's lawyers of the mishap. This will lead to a retrial which, what I'm told, will result in a 'very definite' chance that Lee Murray will be released from his prison in Morocco. It's also important to note that if a retrial is granted to any of the five men that were jailed in 2007, Lee Murray will be released.

I've also been told that the primary thing Lee Murray wants to do after being released is to return to his MMA career. Apparently Murray is in the same shape that he was in when he submitted Jorge Rivera with a triangle a few years ago. From what I've heard, competing in MMA is the only thing on Lee Murray's mind and he's even been offered to be featured on a main event in two separate MMA organizations pending his release. Lee Murray's anticipated release date is sometime at the end of 2011.

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The UK's Mirror prpvides further details.

Robbers convicted of Britain’s biggest cash heist could win a retrial after a ­forensics officer on the case was found guilty of destroying evidence.

The officer who ­collected the masks the gang used in the £53million Securitas ­robbery in 2006 has been ­disciplined for accidentally disposing of ­evidence in another case.

The officer’s actions left Kent Police with no choice but to tell the lawyers of the gang jailed for the record-breaking heist about what she had done.

Police chiefs are now ­bracing themselves for a legal fight that could see the gang ­winning a ­retrial.

Their legal teams are expected to argue that as the officer disposed of exhibits in one case, she could have done the same during their clients’ ­investigation – although there is no evidence that this happened.

Five men were jailed in the UK and another, ­cagefighter Lee Murray, in ­Morocco for the ­audacious robbery at a ­Securitas depot in Tonbridge, Kent.

A police source said: “The thought that these men could get their convictions quashed ­because of the actions of one officer is too ­horrendous to ­contemplate.

“This whole affair is a massive embarrassment.”

Police recovered £21million but the rest of the cash, along with gang member Sean Lupton and several others, slipped through their fingers.

Derek Parker, Lee Murray’s British lawyer, confirmed he had received the letter from Kent Police. He said: “This has ­implications for all of those ­serving sentences for the ­robbery.

“We are seeking guidance from counsel on this.”

Stuart Royle, Jetmir Bucpapa, Roger Coutts and Lea Rusha were all jailed for life in 2008 while Emir ­Hysenaj got 20 years. In June 2010 Murray was jailed in ­Morocco – where he claimed citizenship – for 25 years.

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8/5/11 8:40 PM by PhillyFights

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8/5/11 6:35 PM by pickula

'Yes I do know the basics unlike you'How do you know what I know and what I don't know? Hard as you may find it to believe, I actually knew that torture was forbidden in international law - so what? we're talking about Lee Murray, robbery, kidnapping and drug offences, not torture. Your total inability to grasp or acknowledge this basic fact is incredible.

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8/5/11 6:28 PM by pickula

You just aren't getting it are you? Now you bring in the royal family of Abu Dabi???? I understood from your very first post that you were talking about double standards, and I'd even say that you may have some points to make on that subject, but you still don't seem to understand that this thread is not about that, it's about Lee Murray. It's not a philosophical debate about the abuse of power, it's a discussion about one guy and his actions. If person 'A' is locked up for something and person 'B' has done much worse things but is free - that's not a case for releasing person A, it's a reason for locking up person B. Person B's actions are, in other words, irrelevant in judging and discussing person A. You need to get your dictionary out and look up the word 'irrelevant', you'd learn something there to your advantage.If the movie about him ever comes out, which is by no means certain, it won't have a wide audience anyway outside of the MMA community, most of whom already have an opinion which is unlikely to be changed by a movie.

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8/5/11 6:20 PM by Dempsey Roll

"Firstly....do YOU know about international law? I've seen nothing in any of your idiotic, misguided and plain ill-informed diatribes that would suggest that you are any sort of authority on that subject yourself."Yes I do know the basics unlike you, torture is forbidden : http://www2.ohchr.org/english/about/funds/torture/docs/compilation_torture.pdfYou also can't go to another country without making a declaration of war a certain number of days before and you can't murder someone without a trial and proofs."Next....not many people anywhere have any kind of in depth knowledge of international law....it's a complex subject and not many folks ever actually need to know about so why pick on Americans? you could make the same statement about any nation's population - are you an anti-American? that would make you a racist, which wouldn't surprise me one little bit, given your obvious stupidity and your equally obvious anger issues. Next....don't assume this is an America vs everyone else issue - I'm not American, I'm from the UK. Finally....."Not I am not anti-American at all, just calling things how I see them. American have done plenty of great things.

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8/5/11 6:14 PM by Dempsey Roll

"What is? do you really think most people in the world are concerned about whether Obama or Lee Murray has more blood on their hands? most people in the world have no idea who Lee Murray is ffs, get real. And who chose you to represent 'most people in the world' anyway?"Most people will know who he is soon enough since there's a movie in the works. Nobody chose me, it's just common sense, when the royal family of Abu Dabi does unethical things, most people don't even hear about it (see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/unitedarabemirates/5225720/Abu-Dhabi-ruling-family-linked-to-torture-video.html), when America does unethical things, nobody says shit. It all come down to military power or economical power. Same thing between white collar criminal and blue collar criminals, my point was about double standarts, pretty simple really.

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8/5/11 6:04 PM by molsonmuscle360

No, getting into a bar fight and seriously injuring the other person when they fall, or getting into a car accident because you were speeding home because you needed to take a shit are mistakes. Kidnapping and bank robbery and drug dealing are not mistakes, those are planned criminal acts.

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8/5/11 6:02 PM by Choken Necks

So Lee made a couple mistakes in his life. Well boo fricken hoo.

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8/5/11 6:01 PM by pickula

'Lee Murray has less blood on his hands than Obama, and the latter won't spend a day of his life in prison' I don't know how often you have to be told this before it finally sinks into your thick-as-pigshit head....this thread is about Lee Murray, and what Obama has or has not done is IRRELEVANT. If you want to whine about Obama, go to a forum where folks discuss international politics, there are plenty to choose from. 'it's perfectly relevant to most people in the world'What is? do you really think most people in the world are concerned about whether Obama or Lee Murray has more blood on their hands? most people in the world have no idea who Lee Murray is ffs, get real. And who chose you to represent 'most people in the world' anyway?'not so much to Americans though because they don't know about international laws'Firstly....do YOU know about international law? I've seen nothing in any of your idiotic, misguided and plain ill-informed diatribes that would suggest that you are any sort of authority on that subject yourself. Next....not many people anywhere have any kind of in depth knowledge of international law....it's a complex subject and not many folks ever actually need to know about so why pick on Americans? you could make the same statement about any nation's population - are you an anti-American? that would make you a racist, which wouldn't surprise me one little bit, given your obvious stupidity and your equally obvious anger issues. Next....don't assume this is an America vs everyone else issue - I'm not American, I'm from the UK. Finally.....'I only registered for this thread'Hopefully that means we won't have to suffer your stupidity anywhere else on this site, you unutterably imbecilic moron. I suggest you fuck off and never come back.

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8/5/11 5:55 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

Yep... scale... reality... those things obviously don't exist in your world.  

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8/5/11 5:31 PM by Dempsey Roll

It was my first post because that board is way too emo for me, I mean a board where someone like BSL or the little mythomaniac troll are celebrities is pretty sad overall. I only registered for this thread.<br /><br />Lee Murray has less blood on his hands than Obama, and the latter won't spend a day of his life in prison, it's perfectly relevant to most people in the world not so much to Americans though because they don't know about international laws.



 

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