El Salvador court clears rape victim of killing baby

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The 21-year-old rape victim was accused of killing her stillborn baby.

An appeals court in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 21-year-old rape victim accused of killing her stillborn baby, in a landmark case closely watched by rights groups.

"Thank God, justice has been done," Hernandez said as she thanked her supporters from the steps of the courthouse in San Salvador's northeastern Ciudad Delgado district. Amnesty International welcomed the verdict as a"resounding victory for the rights of women in El Salvador." She said her son was stillborn but a court in the city of Cojutepeque convicted her of murder after prosecutors said she was culpable for not having sought prenatal care.

Deleon told reporters that Judge Jose Jurado Martinez said in his ruling"that there was no way to prove a crime and that's why he acquitted. He said it had been a complicated delivery."

Source: Law Daily Report (lawdailyreport.net)

 

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