Saturday, February 19, 2011
Eric Volz’s blog has added an interview with Professor Greg Hampikian, one of the two coauthors of the open letter covering the bra clasp and knife. Dr. Hampikian, of Boise State University, is the director of the Idaho Innocence Project. Lifetime is premiering a movie this Monday, “Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy.” Edda Mellas and Curt Knox, Amanda’s parents, have been indicted for libel. Professor Alan Dershowitz mentioned their indictment in an interview in La Stampa. A translation of what he said is “I love Italy, but in recent times you have made the freedom of expression very weak: the Italian government heavily influences the media and they charged the parents of Amanda Knox, guilty only of having made a public expressing opinions on the process of Perugia, however, tainted by legitimate concerns. On the ground of protection of freedom of the press is not giving Italy a great example.” Update: Another tranlsation can be found here.