Roger Khan

reduced to representing himself at trial

Roger Khan, wrongfully imprisoned

“I don’t want sympathy, I just want a chance to present the evidence. Just look at the DNA. I wasn’t there, so why am I here?” – Roger Khan

Roger Khan Roger maintains his innocence of the brutal beating of his nephew’s brother in law in Newton Abbott in 2010.

After he was charged, Roger lost faith in the solicitors assigned to his case when they failed to investigate his alibi – so the judge allowed them to be replaced by a second firm – but still dissatisfied, Roger decided to go it alone and represent himself at trial.

Roger’s ability to defend himself was severely hampered by his lack of education and dyslexia. He struggled to even read the evidence offered against him, let alone ask for the expert assistance he needed to challenge it.

Roger has been trying to clear his name ever since he was convicted, but both the Court of Appeal and the Criminal Cases Review Commission have turned his case down. This is despite DNA of another person having been found on key pieces of forensic evidence, and the identification a suspect who the police did not pursue having a personal connection with one of the investigating officers.

We continue to support Roger in his quest for justice.

 

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