Shaikh was cleared of the crime in March 2007, following Zamani's successful appeals to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. The case was described by the Evening Standard as “one of the most unusual murder cases in English legal history”. In December 2007, with the help of Zamani, a mentally impaired man was acquitted by a jury of stabbing his neighbour over a trivial dispute. On 2 April 2007, Zamani won a landmark appeal after the Court of Appeal ruled that his client, accused murderer Gregory Wallace, had been denied a fair trial and that he should be released. Wallace had been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Sally Bragg, a 70-year-old retired nurse. The Court of Appeal ruled that Bragg's killing was not premeditated and no evidence had been offered to support that the killing was planned, nor that the killing was a deliberate act. However, it was ruled that Wallace had been “gravely misled” by a series of witnesses which misled him into thinking that Bragg was behind the armed robbery and murder of a man in an earlier attack. In 2011, Zamani became the first person in the world to win a case successfully applying the Human Rights Act.
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