It is being reported on May 17, 2016 that an appeal filed by Amanda Knox with the European Court of Human Rights has been accepted. “In the appeal, Knox says she was subjected to an unfair trial and was maltreated during questioning.” In addition, Knox says her rights to privacy and family life were denied by the Italian government. Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted by the Italian Supreme Court for the murder of Meredith Kercher in 2015, however Knox’s conviction for slander was upheld. Knox falsely accused her boss, Patrick Lumumba, for the murder three separate times. Knox simultaneously incriminated herself stating that she was at the crime scene with Lumumba. Knox never recanted her accusation against Lumumba and he was given an alibi and released two weeks later.