Article published : Thursday, May 21st, 2020 2:15 am
Rwanda to release 50 women jailed for having abortions Activists welcome pardons, but call for relaxation of abortion laws and an end to punitive measures such as life sentencesRwanda is to release 50 women who were jailed for having abortions after a personal pardon was issued by the country's president, Paul Kagame.Human rights activists welcomed the pending release of the women, six of whom had been given life sentences – the highest penalty available to the courts – two serving 25 years and the others terms ranging from 12 months to 20 years. Continue reading...
Author : Christophe Hitayezu in Kigali