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El Salvador: Imprisonment of 17 women raises serious human rights concerns : Open letter to the Supreme Court of Justice

, Index number: AMR 29/002/2014

The Salvadoran authorities are currently considering requests for pardons in the cases of 17 women serving prison sentences of up to 40 years in connection to pregnancy-related issues. Some of the women have already served over ten years in prison. All of them come from the poorest sectors of Salvadoran society, and did not have access to adequate maternal health services.

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