_Perugia - 3 October, 20111. Amanda Knox being escorted into courtroom by police ARCHIVE_ Perugia - 3 October, 20112. Knox starting to cry after her conviction for murdering British student Meredith Kercher was overturned3. Judge ordering the immediate release of Knox and Sollecito4. Knox hugging one of her lawyers5. Knox's father and sister hugging each other6. Pan of Knox crying after the verdict and being escorted out of courtroom by police
Europe's human rights court has ordered Italy to pay Amanda Knox around 18,000 euros (20,000 US dollars) in financial damages for police failure to provide legal assistance and a translator during questioning following the 1 November, 2007 killing of her British roommate.
The European Human Rights Court in Strasbourg on Thursday ruled that Italy must pay Knox 10,400 euros damages plus 8,000 euros for costs and expenses.
Knox said in her complaint that the failure to provide her with a lawyer or interpreter during a long night of questioning on 6 November violated her rights.
The court said in its ruling that Italy hadn't succeeded in proving that "the restriction of Ms. Knox's access to a lawyer ... had not irreparably undermined the fairness of the proceedings as a whole".