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Italian justice questioned by press after latest Knox ruling


New York, March 27 - The Italian justice system was
the focus of the American press on Wednesday following a ruling
by the Italian supreme court to overturn the acquittal of
American student Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British
roommate Meredith Kercher.
Both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal
stressed the differences between how trials are conducted in the
US and Italy, where Knox and her ex-boyfiend Raffaele Sollecito
face a new appeal after already having spent four years in a
Perugia prison.
"(The annulment of the acquittal) highlighted the divide
between the legal systems of Italy and the United States, where
defendants cannot be tried twice for the same crime after an
acquittal or a conviction," said the New York Times.
The Associated Press said the case raised "concerns both at
home and abroad" about how justice works in Italy.
"It's a system where people cleared of serious crimes can
have the threat of prison hanging over them for years, while
powerful politicians such as former premier Silvio Berlusconi
can avoid jail sentences almost indefinitely by filing appeal
after appeal until the statute of limitations runs out," said
the AP.

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