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UK woman accused of making up Cyprus gang-rape claims has conviction quashed

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A British woman accused of fabricating claims of being gang-raped in a holiday resort on Cyprus has had the conviction overturned by the Mediterranean island’s supreme court. Two years after the then teenager received...

Fourth member of Stockwell Six has conviction quashed 50 years after arrest

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A fourth member of the so-called Stockwell Six, a group of friends accused of trying to rob a corrupt police officer nearly 50 years ago, has had his conviction quashed by the court of appeal. Texo Johnson, now 67, wa...

Protesters who blockaded London arms fair have convictions quashed

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Four demonstrators who formed a blockade outside a London arms fair have had their convictions quashed by the supreme court, in what has been hailed as an affirmation of the right to protest. Nora Ziegler, Henrietta C...

Lawyers ‘appalled’ at woman’s 10-year sentence after murder conviction quashed

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Lawyers for a woman sentenced to 10 years in prison for manslaughter have said they are “appalled and gobsmacked” that she will remain in prison six months after her murder conviction was quashed. Farieissia Martin wa...

Ex-Post Office head apologises to workers after convictions quashed

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The former head of the Post Office has apologised to its employees who were wrongly convicted because of a glitch in the company’s accounting system and will step back from her duties as an Anglican priest. Under the ...

Brazil: Lula has convictions quashed, leaving him free to challenge Bolsonaro

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Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva could be set for a sensational comeback attempt after a supreme court judge annulled a series of criminal convictions against the leftist icon and restored his polit...

Brazil: Lula has convictions quashed, setting up election clash with Bolsonaro

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Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva could be set for a sensational comeback attempt after a supreme court judge annulled a series of criminal convictions against the leftist icon and restored his polit...