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Gregory Bashirov





Life Imprisonment

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"Gregory Bashirov was wrongly convicted in October 2003 of a 2002 murder in Israel. Three witnesses who knew Bashirov gave conflicting statements to police that they saw him stab the man, but they also said they saw another man, Fuad Mordov commit the murder. After Bashirov was arrested, Mordov left Israel. Bashirov was prosecuted without Mordov ever being questioned. With Bashirov the only available suspect, he was prosecuted, convicted of the murder, and sentenced to life in prison. He appealed, and in a decision announced June 3, 2006, Israel's Supreme Court overturned Bashirov's conviction, citing their was reasonable doubt of his guilt. The Court stated that the physical evidence pointed to Mordov, and that the witnesses identification of Bashirov was unreliable -- "A lot of pressure was exerted on the witnesses ... pressure on this type of testimony was liable to have led to an undesireable result, even to the point of incriminating someone who did no wrong." (Source - Court Quashes Unsafe Conviction, Haaretz, June 4, 2006.) Bashirov was released after three years of wrongful imprisonment."

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Police misconduct of suborning perjury by three underage witnesses.

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"Supreme Court of Israel quashed conviction on June 3, 2006."

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"Court Quashes Unsafe Conviction, by Asaf Carmel and Roni Singer-Heruti, Haaretz, June 4, 2006"

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