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May 26

Helena Baba Acquitted of Misusing Private School’s Money

SRS Datuk Simon Fung, a private school in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Helena Baba has been acquitted by Malaysia’s Court of Appeal of her 2015 convictions of misusing money belonging to a private school in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. In 2005 Baba was a 30-year-old clerk at SRS Datuk Simon Fung, a private school in Kota Kinabalu. Ten years later, on July 15, 2015, Baba was convicted …

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Aug 11

Qian Renfeng Awarded $258,915 For 14 years Wrongful Imprisonment For Murder

Qian Renfeng holds the judgment of innocence issued by the Yunnan Provincial Higher People’s Court on December 21, 2015 (CFP)

Qian Renfeng was awarded $258,915 on August 9, 2016 for being wrongly imprisoned in China’s Yunnan Province for almost 14 years after being convicted of murdering a child. In February 2002 Renfeng was 17-years-old, and working as a nurse at the Xing Rui Kindergarten in Qiaojia County in Yunnan province in Southwest China. On February …

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Aug 10

Deborah Busch and Rory Russell Acquitted Of Trespassing For Being On Neighbor’s Porch

Deborah Busch (Philip Kamrass)

The trespassing convictions of Deborah Busch and Rory Russell in Fort Ann, New York for being on their neighbor’s porch have been overturned on appeal. In July 2014 Russell owned a home on Lake George in Fort Ann. Busch was his girlfriend, and she lived in Berne — 85 miles south of Fort Ann. Fort …

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Aug 05

Man Acquitted Of Rape After Completing Prison Sentence Wants Euthanasia If Not Compensated

Gopal Shete (Nagpur Today)

On June 10, 2015 the High Court of Bombay acquitted Gopal Shete of raping a girl in 2008 — three months after he had completed his prison sentence. A mentally challenged girl was raped in December 2008 at the railway station in Ghatkopar, India, outside of Mumbai. The victim told the police that her assailant …

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Jul 26

Thirty Percent Of Death Row Prisoners In India Are Acquitted On Appeal

Death Penalty India Report (Volume II) – 2016

Thirty percent of the defendants convicted of a capital crime and sentenced to death in India are acquitted on appeal. That is one of the most striking findings in “The Death Penalty India Report.” The report is the result of a research project by the Centre on the Death Penalty at the National Law University …

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Mar 25

Four Somalis Acquitted By Finnish Appeals Court Of Supporting Terrorism

Helsinki Courts Building, Helsinki, Finland

The Helsinki Court of Appeals has acquitted four people convicted in Finland of supporting terrorism. Four Somali immigrants to Finland, three men and one woman, were tried in 2014 in Helsinki of financing terrorism by raising 3,200 euros ($3,900) for the al-Shabab group in Somalia between 2008-2011. Al-Shabab is an al-Qaida allied group, and they …

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Jan 30

Kengo Iwamoto’s Rape Conviction Tossed In Japan Based On False DNA Trial Testimony

Kengo Iwamoto (KYODO)

Kengo Iwamoto has been acquitted of rape by the Fukuoka High Court in Japan based on new evidence the prosecution presented false DNA evidence at his trial. Iwamoto was 19 when he was charged with raping a 17-year-old girl in October 2012 in Kagoshima, Japan. Kagoshima is on the southwestern tip of Kyushu island, about …

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Oct 28

Hong Kong Appeals Court Tosses Conviction For Closing Vehicle Door

Law Professor Eric Cheung Tat-ming who assisted Law Yat-ting pro bono (HKEJ)

On October 26, 2015 Hong Kong’s highest court acquitted Law Yat-ting of tampering with a motor vehicle. On February 21, 2014 Yat-ting was walking in the Tsuen Wan section of Hong Kong when he saw a parked van that had its front passenger door open. Yat-ting closed the door. The van’s driver was standing nearby …

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Oct 25

NY Appeals Court Acquits Jennifer Jorgensen Of Manslaughter In Death Of Her Daughter

Jennifer Jorgensen leaves the courthouse after a mistrial was declared on March 29, 2011 (Joseph D. Sullivan)

On October 22, 2015 the New York State Court of Appeals acquitted Jennifer Jorgensen of manslaughter and ordered dismissal of her indictment. The appeals court ruled New York’s manslaughter statute doesn’t apply to the death of an infant born after an alleged “reckless” act by a pregnant mother. Jorgensen was 29-years-old and 34-months pregnant when …

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Oct 22

Derral Wayne Hodgkins Released From Death Row After Acquittal Of Murder By Florida Supreme Court

Derral Wayne Hodgkins (Florida DOC)

Derral Wayne Hodgkins was released from Florida’s Death Row on October 12, 2015, after his acquittal by the Florida Supreme Court of the 2006 murder of his longtime friend Teresa Lodge. Lodge was murdered in her apartment in Land O’Lakes, Florida, sometime from the afternoon of September 27, 2006 to the early morning of September …

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