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Prosecutors yet to decide on appeal against Tiwary's acquittal

Published on Aug 11, 2012 6:00 AM
Mr Tiwary outside the Supreme Court in Sydney in 2009. -- PHOTO: RICK STEVENS FOR THE STRAITS TIMES

Australian prosecutors have not made a decision on whether to appeal against a court decision to acquit Singaporean Ram Tiwary of a 2003 double murder in Sydney.

A spokesman for the New South Wales Director of Public Prosecutions Office said appeals can be made to the High Court of Australia regarding judgments of the Court of Criminal Appeal (CCA), "but strictly on points of law".

In order to assess what points can be appealed, the judgment must first be scrutinised, but it has not been published yet, she wrote in an e-mail response to The Straits Times.

The Canberra-based High Court is the highest court in the Australian judicial system.

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