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Tim Anderson Free

PLN readers may recall previous stories concerning Tim Anderson. Tim was convicted in 1979 of bombing the Hilton hotel in Sydney, Australia in a failed assassination attempt of the Indian prime minister, killed instead were a policeman and two sanitation workers. In 1986 Tim was released from prison and cleared of the charges after further investigation revealed fabricated police reports and a complete lack of reliable evidence. Tim received a large sum of compensation for the seven years he spent in prison. Then in 1989 he was again arrested and charged with the same crime using the same detectives and jailhouse informants. Tim was convicted and again sent to prison. On June 6, 1991, the Australian Court of Criminal Appeal overturned the conviction and acquitted him stating the governments case was "fragile," "unreliable in significant respects" and that the whole proceeding was fundamentally unfair. For more information on what's happening in the Australian criminal justice system write: Framed, P.O. Box K365, Haymarket, NSW 2000, Australia.

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