El Salvador court refuses to overturn 30-year sentence for woman in stillbirth case

A court in El Salvador has upheld the 30-year sentence of a woman jailed for what she says was a stillbirth.

Teodora Vasquez, 37, has been in prison for nearly ten years.

She says she called an ambulance and collapsed after suffering severe abdominal pain while heavily pregnant in 2007. She awoke to find that her baby had died and police officers were accusing her of inducing an abortion.

Read the full story at The Independent

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