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Salvadoran woman released after eleven years in prison because of miscarriage

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The Salvadoran woman Teodora del Carmen Vasquez is Thursday, released after eleven years in prison. For justice gold her miscarriage as manslaughter.

El Salvador has one of the strictest abortuswetgevingen in the world. Teodora Vasquez ran in 2008, thirty years a cell and saw her punishment in december confirmed. But in the end, the Supreme court and the ministry of Justice shall decide which penalties to convert.

The 34-year-old woman could in the course of the morning, the women’s prison of Ilopango, east of the capital San Salvador, to leave.

Bleeding

She was almost nine months pregnant when she was on 14 July 2007 the emergency services are called from the toilets of the college in the capital where she worked. They got a heavy bleeding and fainted. Her baby was stillborn.

Another worker discovered the corpse, called the police and arrested the still unconscious woman.

At least 25 other Salvadoran women, usually from poorer circles, underwent a similar fate to that of Teodora.

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