Amanda Knox: 'My Rights Were Respected'
In prison interview, says she still has faith in Italian justice
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2009 7:42 AM CST
Amanda Knox, left, and Raffaele Sollecito, background right, are accompanied by penitentiary police officers as they arrives at the court in Perugia, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

(Newser) – Amanda Knox says her “rights were respected” in the murder trial that ended with a 26-year sentence for her, and that she expects to be freed on appeal. “I still have faith in Italian justice,” she told a Parliamentary deputy who visited her in prison, perhaps, the Times of London, suggests, worrying that the outcry against her conviction could damage her appeal in the eyes of Italian judges.

Though she says she’s “crazy to be freed,” she says she’s being patient. “There is only one road I have chosen to get out of here, and that is the appeal.” Asked about charges that she was a victim of Italian hostility to Americans, she said: "The days I spent at the court, it just seemed like a normal court. Even we were not exactly given special treatment so I can’t see how there was an anti-American thing." Knox is keeping herself busy in prison by writing. She won a prison writing contest for a short story featuring a drug-fueled sex scene titled, My Love.