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El Salvador rape victim jailed for murder after stillbirth faces retrial

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Pro-choice activists say Evelyn Beatríz Hernández’s case will be important in determining the stance of the country’s new leader A teenage rape victim in El Salvador who was convicted for murdering her child and jailed for nearly three years after a stillbirth will face a retrial next week, her lawyers said on Wednesday.Evelyn Beatríz Hernández was handed a 30-year prison sentence in 2017 for aggravated murder by a female judge who ruled the teenager had induced an abortion, which is a crime under any circumstance in the Central American nation. Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/10/el-salvador-woman-retrial-stillbirth-conviction-evelyn-beatriz-hernandez

Author : Reuters in Bogotá

Publish date : 2019-07-10 18:52:50

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