Post Office scandal: Rishi Sunak confirms wrongly convicted subpostmasters to be exonerated | EUROtoday

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Rishi Sunak has introduced new laws to exonerate wrongly convicted Post Office department managers after one of many worst miscarriages of justice in British historical past.

The prime minister additionally mentioned there can be a brand new upfront cost of £75,000 for a few of these affected.

Mr Sunak mentioned a brand new regulation can be launched so folks wrongly convicted within the Horizon scandal are “swiftly exonerated and compensated”.

At the weekend he said ministers should look at “every which way we can” to help those embroiled in the scandal.

The action follows widespread public outcry after ITV aired a drama, Mr Bates Vs The Post Office, based on the scandal.

Fujitsu’s faulty Horizon accounting software made it appear as though money was missing from outlets and branch managers were forced to pay back thousands of pounds.

Hundreds were convicted based on the faults and many are yet to have their convictions quashed.

The Post Office was prosecuting those caught up in the scandal as recently as 2015.

Mr Sunak said they were victims of “one of many best miscarriages of justice in our nation’s historical past”.

He MPs: “We will introduce new main laws to make sure that these convicted on account of the Horizon scandal are swiftly exonerated and compensated.”