Submitted by Katie Brett on Saturday 14th January 2023
Published on Thursday 19th January 2023
Current status: Open
Open until: Wednesday 19th July 2023
Current Signatures: 1,563
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Remove the 28-day time limit from the lenient sentence scheme in cases of murder
I would like the Government to remove the 28-day time limit for applying to the lenient sentence scheme to have a sentence reviewed, for convictions of murder.
Currently the families of murder victims have no recourse against an unduly lenient sentence, if they do not apply within 28 days.
I am campaigning for this change because my sister was murdered in 2013. We believe her killer meets the criteria for a whole life order but he was only given a minimum sentence of 35 years. We believe this is too low, and that we should have the right to apply to have this sentence reviewed.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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