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Another Woman Unjustly Convicted due to Pregnancy Complication is Released in El Salvador 

03.29.2022 (PRESS STATEMENT) – In El Salvador, another woman—of the many unjustly convicted for homicide after an accusation of a suspected abortion—was released after serving more than 13 years in prison. Maritza, whose full name [...]

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Sentence Commuted of Woman Convicted for Abortion Crime in El Salvador

Fifth woman to be released since December after legal action by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Other Organizations

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A Fourth Woman Is Released From El Salvador Prison

A fourth woman has been released from prison in El Salvador after being unjustly prosecuted under the country's strict abortion law.

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Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos condena a El Salvador y ordena reformas para que las mujeres no sean criminalizadas por acceder a salud reproductiva

1 de diciembre de 2021 — El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, lograron que la Corte [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Orders El Salvador to Reform Policies That Criminalize Women for Accessing Reproductive Health Care

11.30.2021 – (PRESS STATEMENT) Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights announced a ruling in the case of Manuela v. El Salvador ordering the State of El Salvador to reform its legal and health care [...]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights Hears Case of Salvadoran Woman Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency

Today, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights heard arguments in Manuela v. El Salvador--a case that seeks reparations on behalf of the family of Manuela, a mother of two with limited means who in 2008 was unjustly detained, shackled and interrogated without the presence of a lawyer and later sentenced to 30 [...]

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Corte IDH determinará responsabilidad internacional de El Salvador por encarcelar a mujeres que sufren complicaciones de sus embarazos

El Centro de Derechos Reproductivos y la Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local, con el acompañamiento de la Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, presentaron hoy sus argumentos ante la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos [...]

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Women who are unjustly imprisoned in El Salvador must be released in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic

Amidst the imminent spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and the precarious prison infrastructure in El Salvador, La Agrupación Ciudadana por la Despenalización del Aborto, La Colectiva Feminista para el Desarrollo Local , the Centre for [...]

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El Salvador Releases Three Women Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergencies

El Salvador Releases Three Women Who Were Wrongfully Imprisoned for Obstetric Emergencies San Salvador (PRESS RELEASE)—The Center for Reproductive Rights celebrates the government of El Salvador's decision to commute the prison sentences of three women [...]

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El Salvador Legislative Assembly Misses Opportunity to Reform Draconian Abortion Law

(PRESS RELEASE) Today, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador failed to bring up a vote to reform its abortion law. This was the last opportunity—under the current Legislative Assembly—to vote on two proposed bills to [...]

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Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Stillbirth

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Stillbirth (PRESS RELEASE) Following almost 15 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering a stillbirth, the Salvadoran President, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, through the Ministry of Justice commuted the sentence [...]

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Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency

Salvadoran Court Releases Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency Updated 2/15/18 4:30pm EST (PRESS RELEASE) Following 11 years of wrongful imprisonment after suffering an obstetric emergency, the Salvadoran Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) and the Ministry of Justice [...]

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Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency Is Denied Freedom

Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Obstetric Emergency Is Denied Freedom (PRESS RELEASE) The San Salvador Second Tribunal of Sentence (Tribunal Segundo de Sentencia de San Salvador) has denied freedom to Teodora del Carmen Vásquez (37 years [...]

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