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Jameel Akhtar



Drug related conspiracy


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United Kingdom

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Judicially Exonerated

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Jameel Akhtar was wrongly convicted of being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion or attempted evasion of the prohibition on importation of a class a drug. In 2001 Akhtar submitted an application to the Criminal Case Review Commission (CCRC) for review of his conviction as a miscarriage of justice. Akhtar's case was referred by the CCRC on 6/01/2004 to the England and Wales Court of Appeal (Criminal Division). On 7/4/2005 the appeals court quashed Jameel Akhtar's convictions.

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Conviction quashed by England & Wales Court of Appeal on 7/4/2005.

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

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

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