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Worst criminals will not get vote in jail despite European court ruling

PUBLISHED October 7, 2005

Rose West, Ian Huntley and others who are convicted of heinous offences are to be excluded from the new right of sentenced prisoners to have the vote after a ruling yesterday from the European court of human rights.

In a landmark judgment the Strasbourg judges ruled by 12 to five that the denial of the right to vote to 48,000 sentenced prisoners in Britain amounted to an abuse of the right to free elections.