*Shahid v Scottish Ministers

Prison – Prisoner. The appellant had been convicted of a notorious racially-aggravated abduction and murder of a 15 year old boy. He had spent 56 months in solitary confinement in prison in Scotland. The Supreme Court, reversing the decision of the Extra Division of the Inner House, ruled that the appellant had been segregated without lawful authority between certain periods of his detention and that the circumstances of the segregation had violated his rights under art 8 the European Convention on Human Rights.

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