El Salvador jails raped teenager for 30 years under murder laws after she said she suffered miscarriage
Lawyers for the 19-year-old said she did not know she was pregnant
Andrew Buncombe, New York
Friday 7 July 2017
A teenager has been jailed for 30 years after suffering what her lawyers said was a miscarriage, after she was raped a year ago.
A court in El Salvador, a country that has perhaps the world’s most strict laws on reproductive rights, found that Evelyn Beatriz Hernández Cruz, 19, had killed her baby by throwing it into a latrine pit after she gave birth. It convicted her of aggravated homicide.
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