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November 26, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Amanda Knox appeals slander conviction to European court

The Associated Press

Amanda Knox says her lawyers filed an appeal of her Italy slander conviction  Monday with the European Court of Human Rights, an international court in France.

The slander conviction was based on statements the student from Seattle made to police in November 2007 when she was being questioned about the slaying of her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, in the house they shared in Perugia. Knox says false statements she made blaming the slaying on bar owner Patrick Lumumba were coerced.

Knox was released on appeal in 2011 and returned to Seattle,  where she is a student at the University of Washington.

She is not attending a third trial under way in an appeals court in Florence.

The European Court for Human Rights oversees the European Convention on Human Rights.

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