El Salvador woman freed after six years in jail following stillbirth

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A woman from El Salvador, who was jailed after giving birth to a stillborn child has been conditionally released after spending six years behind bars. Cindy Ratha was accused of having an abortion, which is illegal in El Salvador. Her case is not unique as the BBC's Blair Tate e explains. She was accused of aggravated homicide after she suffered an obstetrics emergency. It's quite groundbreaking in a way that she was granted provisional Liberty 18 women currently in prison in El Salvador. For similar cases, men often this case is women who suffer these emergencies who give birth to stillborn babies. They're accused of abortion, which faces a 2 to 8 year sentence. But that is often increased to 30 years under the crime of aggravated homicide, which is the case of NASA.

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