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The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780987381149
Author(s): Julie Szego
Format: Paperback
Year: 2014
Publisher: Wild Dingo Press
Dimensions: 154 x 385 x 234 (w x l x h)
Pages: 256

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'It began to gnaw at him, at first an inkling, then an obsession: Farah Jama was truly innocent. Sonnet (Associate Crown Prosecutor) decided then that he didn't want to grant Jama a re-trial. He wanted to deliver him an acquittal.' In the style of literary non-fiction comes a compelling, true story that will appeal to mystery, crime and 'CSI' aficionados and anyone interested in justice for all in the midst of cultural diversity. 0n 21st July 2008, 21-year-old Somali, Farah Jama was sentenced to six years behind bars for the rape of a middle-aged woman as she lay unconscious in a Melbourne nightclub. Throughout the trial Jama had maintained his innocence against the accusations he committed such a predatory, heinous crime. But the Prosecution had one 'rock solid' piece of evidence that nailed the accused-his DNA. Nearly 18 months after Jama's incarceration, his conviction was overturned when a mother's profound faith in her son's innocence, a prosecutor's tenacious pursuit of truth and justice and a defence lawyer's belief in his client, brought forth revelations that overturned one of the worst miscarriages of justice in Victorian legal history.
When journalist and lawyer, Julie Szego, set out to explore how a travesty of such magnitude could occur, she assumed she could tell the tale with journalistic detachment, delivering judgment from on high. Instead, she found an intriguing and confronting story about the heartache of migr
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