Category: Italy

Jul 08

Daniela Poggiali Acquitted Of Murdering Elderly Woman In Lugo, Italy

Daniela Poggiali outside the prison after her release from custody on July 7, 2017 (Schicchi)

Daniela Poggiali was acquitted on July 7, 2017 by an appeals court in Bologna, Italy of murdering an elderly woman in 2014. Sentenced to life in prison after her conviction in March 2016, Poggiali told reporters after her release from prison, “They painted me for what I am not, and now I’m taking my life …

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May 21

Justice Denied Issue 67 Is Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 67

Issue 67 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 67 includes the following articles: 21,587 People Exonerated In Massachusetts Due To Fraudulent Crime Lab Testing Annie Dookhan’s Eight Year Rampage Of Faking Scientific Evidence Was Aided By The Legal System Innocents Database Was Started 20 Years Ago, On February …

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Feb 14

Raffaele Sollecito Denied Compensation For Wrongful Imprisonment In Meredith Kercher’s Murder

Raffaele Sollecito in 2015

Raffaele Sollecito has been denied compensation for his wrongful imprisonment in the murder of Meredith Kercher on November 2, 2007 in Perugia, Italy. On February 11, 2017 a court in Florence ruled that Sollecito was not entitled to compensation. Sollecito was the boyfriend of 20-year-old American college student Amanda Knox when they were arrested for …

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May 05

Stealing Food Out Of Necessity Not A Crime, Rules Italy’s Supreme Court

Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation in Rome (wikimapia.org)

On May 2, 2016 Italy’s Supreme Court issued its landmark ruling that stealing a small amount of food out of necessity is not a crime. In 2011 Roman Ostriakov was a 31-year-old homeless Ukrainian immigrant living in Genoa, Italy. Ostriakov went into a supermarket and he only had enough money to buy some breadsticks, that …

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Dec 01

Innocents Database Now Sortable And Searchable!!

The <a href=”http://forejustice.org/innocentsdatabase.htm”>Innocents Database</a> linked to from Justice Denied’s website is not only the world’s largest database of exonerated persons, but it is the only database in the world that attempts to compile all known exonerations in the United States, as well as internationally. The Innocents Database currently includes 5,943 cases — 3,604 from the …

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Jan 20

More Than 200 U.S. Exonerations, And Millions Of Visitors To Justice Denied In 2014

In 2014 there were at least 206 exonerations in the United States, and 213 in 32 other countries, for a total of 419.* Those are the most yet recorded for any year in the Innocents Database, that records all known exonerations in the world. The previous highest total were 171 exonerations in 2006 in the …

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Dec 23

Love Trumps Law As Italy’s Supreme Court Annuls Sexual Abuse Conviction

Court of Appeals building in Catanzaro, Italy.

Italy’s Supreme Court has annulled the sexual abuse conviction of a 60-year-old man found in bed with an 11-year-old girl on the ground they had a “romantic relationship.” The man was identified by his initials P.L. The girl’s family was poor and lived in the southern Italian town of Catanzaro. P.L. worked with the Social …

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Feb 28

Justice Denied Issue 53 Now Online

Justice Denied Issue 53 is now online. Issue 53 includes the following articles: Tyrone Noling Is On Ohio’s Death Row For Murders Committed By A Serial Killer Juan Rivera Released From 19 Year “Nightmare Of Wrongful Incarceration” Justice Denied’s Website Visited By Cities Around The World Malenne Joseph Files Lawsuit For Mistaken Identity Wrongful Conviction …

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Jul 16

Edmond Arapi Awarded $27,878 For Wrongful Imprisonment After False Murder Conviction

Genoa, Italy is 1,032 miles from Leek, England (maps.google.com

Edmond Arapi, 31, has been awarded $27,8781 by an Italian court after he was jailed for a murder committed in Italy when he was more than 1,000 miles away in England. In October 26, 2004 Castillo Marcello was stabbed to death in Genoa, Italy. Albanian Edmond Arapi was implicated in the crime by a distant …

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May 07

Justice Denied’s Website Visited By Cities Around The World

Justice Denied’s Website Visited By Cities Around The World

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