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Noel Francis Amlima





"30 yreas, 12 strokes of the cane, and victim compensation"

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"Noel Francis Amlima was wrongly convicted of raping a 13-year-old primary school pupil in Shamba, Tanzania on February 7, 1999. Amlima denied the accusation and insisted that the girl's fatehr had fabricated the charge against him because he didn't want to pay him money he owed Amlima. The prosecution's case was based on the testimony of the girl. Amlima was sentenced to 30 years in prison, 12 strokes of the cane, and payment of restitution to the victim. Amlima appealed, arguing that the victim wasn't made to understand the importance of telling the truth, her evidence was uncorroborated, the trial court didn't consider Amlima's defense, and that the prosecution didn't prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. In September 2015 Tanzania's Court of Appeal acquitted Amlima and ordered his immediate release from prison."

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In September 2015 Tanzania's Court of Appeal acquitted Amlima and ordered his immediate release from prison.

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"Tanzania: Appeal Court Acquits Convicted 'Rapist', By Staff, Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam), September 29, 2015"

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