Scottish independence: Killers lose vote battle
NEWS: An appeal by two convicted killers against the ban on prisoners voting in the Scottish independence referendum has failed.
Court of Session judges ruled that blocking prisoners from participating in September’s referendum is lawful and does not contravene human rights legislation.
Two convicted murderers have lost a bid to secure the vote for prisoners in the independence referendum later this year.
Judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, including the country’s senior judge the Lord President Lord Gill, rejected an appeal brought by Leslie Moohan and Andrew Gillon.