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El Salvador

Salvadoran Court Hearing in Case of Teodora, Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned Postponed

(PRESS RELEASE) Teodora del Carmen Vásquez was scheduled for a sentence revision hearing today after being wrongfully convicted of having an abortion and sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2007…

Free Teodora

When our client Teodora del Carmen Vásquez discovered she was pregnant, she was thrilled. Not only would she be expanding her family, but she would be giving her only son a brother. It was joyous news—that is, until things went terribly wrong…

Salvadoran Teenager Wrongfully Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison For Experiencing Pregnancy Complications

(PRESS RELEASE) This week a nineteen-year old Salvadoran rape survivor who became pregnant and suffered a stillbirth was sentenced to 30 years in prison on charges of aggravated homicide. …

Honduras Reinforces Total Abortion Ban

(PRESS RELEASE) The Honduran Congress halted a historic opportunity to reform the country’s total abortion ban…

Inter-American Commission On Human Rights Opens Case Involving Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned

(PRESS RELEASE) The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)—a principal human rights body for the Americas—announced it will hear the case of Manuela, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after having an obstetric emergency who later died from untreated Hodgkins lymphoma in…

Justice Served

When Guadalupe took her first job as a domestic worker she had high hopes for her future. She was thrilled to be earning her own money, and often dreamed of the day she would become a mother.

Never did she imagine that in an instant her whole world would change so drastically…

21 Members Of Congress Call On El Salvador To Decriminalize Abortion

(PRESS RELEASE) Today Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Norma J…

Salvadoran Woman Wrongfully Imprisoned After Miscarriage Granted Asylum

(PRESS RELEASE) This week the Swedish Migration Agency granted asylum to Maria Teresa, a Salvadoran woman wrongfully imprisoned after a miscarriage who was…