Amanda Knox is again in Italy for the primary time since 2011, when she was free of jail after an appeals court docket acquitted her of the 2007 slaying of her British roommate.
CNN experiences Knox, 31, landed in Milan on Thursday is headed to the northern metropolis of Modena, the place on Saturday she is going to seem as a visitor speaker on a panel dialogue on wrongful convictions organized by the Innocence Undertaking.
The Internet experiences Knox was accompanied to Italy by her mom and fiancée and was escorted by means of the airport by plainclothes officers.
Knox was an American pupil learning overseas in Perugia in 2007 when she was accused of brutally murdering roommate Meredith Kercher, 21, who was discovered half-naked together with her throat minimize in her bed room.
Knox, who was 20 on the time of the killing, and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, have been each convicted of the homicide. Prosecutors alleged the crime had taken place throughout a intercourse recreation run amok, although laborious proof in opposition to the younger couple was scant.
Knox and Sollecito spent 4 years in jail earlier than their convictions have been overturned in 2011. Nevertheless, the pair have been convicted once more in absentia in 2013 earlier than being acquitted once more in 2015.
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In January 2019, the European Court docket of Human Rights ordered Italy to pay $20,000 in damages to Knox for failing to supply her authorized help throughout her preliminary questioning after Kercher’s homicide, in line with the Internet.
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Earlier than she left for the occasion in Italy, Knox posted a photograph to Instagram of herself and fiancé Christopher Robinson, writing, “Here we go… Wish us, ‘Bon Viaggio!”
Knox wrote on Twitter she just isn’t doing interviews forward of the occasion, however she wrote an essay for Medium saying she feels mistreated by the media and the sensational protection of her case.
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“Thrust into the spotlight against my will in 2007, the year of the iPhone and the takeoff of Twitter and Facebook, the most intimate details of my life — from my sexual history to my thoughts of death and suicide in prison — were taken from my private diary and leaked to the media,” she wrote. “They became fodder for hundreds of articles, thousands of posts, and millions of hot takes.”
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In May, Knox introduced her appearance at the Innocence Project event on Twitter, writing, “The Italy Innocence Project didn’t yet exist when I was wrongly convicted in Perugia. I’m honored to accept their invitation to speak to the Italian people at this historic event and return to Italy for the first time.”