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Rizwan Ahmed



Drug related conspiracy


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United Kingdom

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Judicially Exonerated

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Rizwan Ahmed was wrongly convicted of conspiracy to import heroin. In 2001 Ahmed submitted an application to the Criminal Case Review Commission (CCRC) for review of his conviction as a miscarriage of justice. Ahmed's case was referred by the CCRC on 7/10/2006 to the England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). On 7/18/2007 the appeals court quashed Rizwan Ahmed's convictions.

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Conviction quashed by England & Wales Court of Appeal on 7/18/2007.

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"Criminal Case Review Commission (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland)"

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"Rizwan Ahmed, Criminal Case Review Commission referred cases database (last viewed Feb. 1, 2014)"

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