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El Salvador court to free woman given 30 years for death of fetus

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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – A court in El Salvador has ordered the release of a young woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for homicide following the death of her unborn child in 2012, authorities said on Monday. Sara Rogel was arrested in October 2012 after going to a hospital with bleeding injuries caused by what she said was a fall while carrying out chores at home. Then a 22-year-old student, Rogel was prosecuted and sentenced for killing her unborn daughter. Salvadoran law applies one of the world’s strictest bans on abortion with no exceptions made for rape, incest or when the mother’s lif…

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