Explainer: How Adnan Syed’s case exposed a flawed criminal justice system

The New Arab

With the murder charges dropped Tuesday against Adnan Syed, who has been imprisoned since 1999 the age of 17, when he was convicted for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee using what was later considered questionable evidence, criminal justice reform advocates are assessing what this means for future cases.

Will the depiction of the case in the widely followed podcast Serial open the door for the re-evaluations of other cases? Or is this a case of raising awareness of a system too entrenched for meaningful reform?