Men jailed after Stoke-on-Trent fight freed by judges
Two men who were jailed after a fight in Stoke-on-Trent that left a man dead have been freed by judges.
Isbar Ellahi, 30, received three years and six months and Shafiq Mohammed, 29, got three years following the incident in Tunstall on 18 June 2010.
Judges at London's Court of Appeal released the men after ruling they "never should have been jailed".
Mr Ellahi's sister Shakila told the BBC they had been trying to "defend our brother from being attacked".
Israr Ellahi, a 30-year-old mechanic from Tunstall, died of head injuries in hospital on 1 July 2010 following the fight in Roundwell Street, Tunstall.'Justice has prevailed'
Shakila Ellahi told BBC Radio Stoke: "I'm relieved but I'm shocked because I didn't expect an immediate release.
"We can get on with our lives now, and try to put these horrible past two years behind us.
"We'll never be able to forget what happened to Israr but at least we can carry on and properly grieve for him.
"Finally justice has prevailed, the Lord Justice saw the attacks for what they were and that Isbar and Shafiq never should have been jailed in the first place," she added.
Four other men were jailed at Stafford Crown Court on 24 October 2011 for their part in the fight.
Lewis Luther Gilpin, 18, received two years and eight months after admitting violent disorder.
Danny Andrew Munro, 19, was sentenced to two years and nine months after pleading guilty to violent disorder and affray.
Joshua Ethan Taylor, 18, was given 21 months after admitting violent disorder.
Rian Thomas McFayden Winspare, 18, was sentenced to two years and 10 months after admitting violent disorder and affray.