Thursday, January 7, 2010

I. Coast: 100 Women Pardoned

The President of Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo has signed a pardon decree which will grant clemency to 100 female prisoners. It is reported that the pardon is being granted "as a strategy for demarcations" and as a way to "prevent crime among female inmates" which are said to be the result of prison "over population." The pardon is strictly limited to female detainees not sentenced for crimes, embezzlement and narcotics trafficking. See story here

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