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A picture shows the sign Piazza Dei Tribunali in front of the building of Italy’s Court of Cassation, in Rome on March 26, 2013. Italy’s highest court of appeal overturned the acquittal of US student Amanda Knox today and ordered a retrial over the murder of her British housemate in what prosecutors said was a drug-fuelled sex attack. Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito — originally sentenced to 26 and 25 years in prison for killing and sexually assaulting Meredith Kercher in 2007 — were acquitted on appeal in 2011 after four years in prison. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

Manuel Almeida

Manuel Almeida

Manuel Almeida is assistant editor-in-chief of both Asharq Al-Awsat and The Majalla. You can follow him on Twitter at @_ManuelAlmeida

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