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A U.S. appellate court Thursday vacated the conviction of a Palestinian activist charged with immigration fraud for failing to tell U.S. authorities she had been imprisoned in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people.The 6th Circuit U.S. Appellate Court opinion said a lower court should have allowed expert testimony that Odeh was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to torture in prison, and did not know her statements to immigration officials were false.The appellate court said the lower court erred by excluding the testimony.The three-judge panel also vacated the 18-month prison sentence against Odeh imposed last March, and sent the case back to the district court.
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