Amanda Knox Retrial Conviction Means She Could Not Be Extradited To Italy? Preeminent Law Professor Claims Treaty Provides An Out For “Foxy Knoxy”
By Staff Writer | April 06, 2014 12:54 PM EDT
Amanda Knox retrial conviction could work in her favor once Italy will seek extradition procedures as a preeminent law professor claimed that the 1983 U.S.-Italy Extradition Treaty provides an out for the convicted killer dubbed by the media as"Foxy Knoxy."
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According to M. Cherif Bassiouni, Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University, wrote in the Oxford University Press blog that Art. VI of the Treaty states that "extradition is not available in cases where the requested person has been acquitted or convicted of the "same acts" (in the English text) and the "same facts" (in the Italian text)."
The law professor said that whatever is the interpretation of Art. VI, whether it's "same act," "same facts," or the broader "same conduct," Amanda Knox is not extraditable to Italy "because she was retried for the same acts, the same facts, and the same conduct."
The Amanda Knox retrial update meant that her case "was reviewed three times with different outcomes even though she was not actually tried three times."
"In light of the jurisprudence of the various circuits on this issue, it is unlikely that extradition would be granted," M. Cherif Bassiouni added.
Last week, Amanda Knox and her PR firm were criticized for hiring companies that specialize in creating bots and fake accounts to create bogus support for her cause.
"This mechanical manipulation has been used constantly and consistently in Amanda Knox's campaign to spread misinformation about her case," Examiner's Liz Houle wrote.
"To compensate (or overcompensate) for her lack of support, Amanda Knox's team have perpetuated a three-tier attack on social network Twitter," the publication added.
The website justice4ever.com also took note "an emerging pattern of continuous pro-innocence tweets" after the Amanda Knox retrial conviction.
According to the website, the tweets had the same message, verbatim, and tweeted by random accounts. When the website admin tried to respond to the messages, there was no reply.
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