April 1, 2023

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Salvador woman arrested for accidental abortion freed after nearly nine years | The world

Salvadoran Sarah Rogel, who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for an abortion classified as a heinous murder, was released from prison on Monday (7) after being granted her initial parole by the court last week, AFP reported.

Rosell, 28, in a white uniform, escaped from a women’s prison on the outskirts of the city of Cagadelloca, 56 km from the capital, San Salvador.

“Sarah is regaining her early parole today,” Carla Vacrano, a lawyer for the Citizens’ Committee to Justify the Treatment, Protocol and Eugenic Abortion (ACDATEE), provided legal support for Roselle.

Vagrano went to jail to deliver an official letter from the court ordering the woman’s release.

After several hours of waiting, Rogel appeared to be walking into the establishment and said goodbye with a long hug from the other women in prison.

On Friday, the Attorney General’s Office announced that it would not appeal against the prison watchdog’s ruling granting conditional release to Rosell.

“He has lost his freedom for almost nine years and we believe he was wrongly accused,” Vagrano said.

The facts that led to his arrest occurred in 2012. Roselle, a 20-year-old student who was 20 months pregnant, slipped and fell while washing clothes at her home in Santa Cruz Analkito, 44 ​​km from San Salvador. ACDATEE.

The family knocked her unconscious and transferred her to a hospital in Kozutebek, where she was suspected of having an abortion and reported to the police and prosecutor’s office who arrested her.

Sentence code Redeemer It prohibits abortion in all cases and carries a prison sentence of up to eight years. However, prosecutors and judges classify abortion cases, including arbitrary cases, as “funny murder,” punishable by up to 50 years in prison.

Upon his release, Rogel greeted his lawyer and climbed into the car where the relatives were and hugged them.

Now he will have to fulfill many duties such as attending psychological lectures on his parole and not leaving the country.

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