Maritza was sentenced for an aggravated homicide miscarriage and was sentenced 30 years. The Salvadoran penal code prohibits abortion in any circumstance since 1998. This includes when the mother or child are in danger.
After thirteen years imprisonment, a Salvadoran woman was sentenced to 30 years in prison for miscarriage. She was released Monday, March 28, following the commutation.
“After 13 years and five months in prison, Maritza regained her freedom thanks to the commutation of her sentence”The Citizen Association for the Decriminalization of Abortion, (ACDATEE), released a statement.
“I am very happy to regain my freedom (…) I thank all the people and organizations for their support, I ask them to continue to support me so that other women who are still in prison can be released”Maritza was identified only as Maritza to protect her anonymity.
Morena Herrera is the president of ACDATEE. ” joy “ qu’“Justice has been served after many years”vowed to continue working for the release of 11 other women imprisoned.
Abigail Cortez, an attorney for the Association, stated that Maritza’s case was handled by the courts. “was wrong” “raped” human rights.
“In Maritza’s sentencing trial, there were three judges; one of them motivated his vote for acquittal and concluded that, during the public hearing, the necessary elements had not been provided to be able to conclude that the facts were true, which is the basis of any substantiated argument of guilt”She said.
Since 1998, abortion is prohibited in Salvadoran penal codes. This includes when the mother or child are in danger.
However, criminal charges are usually brought against the accused. “aggravated homicides”Penalties up to 50 years.