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21.01.2015

DRINGEND: Werdet am 21. Januar 2015 für Guadelupe aus El Salvador aktiv!

Sie wurde 2007 zu 30 Jahren Haft verurteilt. Sie war damals 18 Jahre alt. In Folge einer Fehlgeburt wurde ihr Abtreibung vorgeworfen, die dort als Straftat gilt. Danach wurde sie wegen Totschlags zu dieser langjährigen Haftstrafe verurteilt. Mehr Informationen findet Ihr hier. Am Mittwoch, den 21. Januar wird erneut über ihr Urteil entschieden!

Hintergrund

Beteiligt Euch noch am 21. Januar 2015 an einer Urgent Action für "Guadelupe" in El Salvador!

Auszug aus der englischen Urgent Action von Amnesty International:

As outlined in the Amnesty International report, On the Brink of Death: Violence against Women and the Abortion Ban in El Salvador, women and girls in El Salvador have been suffering from discriminatory laws and practices. This ranges from the poor implementation of legislation that could enable women and girls to live a life free from violence through to the total ban on abortion, which results in criminalization and a denial of the right to physical and mental health, particularly for women from poor disadvantaged backgrounds. Amnesty International is calling on the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all women and girls who have been imprisoned for having abortions or miscarriages. This includes the 17 women prisoners for whom pardons have been requested as an extraordinary measure. These women suffered obstetric emergencies outside of a hospital setting but, instead of receiving appropriate medical care, they were prosecuted and sentenced to up to 40 years in prison for crimes as serious as aggravated homicide, a result of deeply discriminatory processes that violated their right to due legal process. In the case of “Guadalupe”, she was sentenced to 30 years in prison after suffering a miscarriage in 2007. She was 18 at the time and has a five-year-old son. She was accused of having an abortion, outlawed in any circumstance in El Salvador, and later charged with aggravated homicide. The forensic examination after the miscarriage concluded that the cause of death was “undetermined”, and that there was no evidence of her having provoked its death - this alone would make the conviction unfair. In addition, when she was taken to a public hospital after the miscarriage, hospital staff reported her to the police who questioned her without a lawyer while she was still receiving medical care As the pardon requests come through the Legislative