Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Women protest against violence

Costa Rican women hold up signs with names of victims at a protest during the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in San Jose, November 25, 2008. Authorities from the National Institute of Woman said 30 Costa Rican women have died due to aggression by their partners this year. (Photo:Reuters/Juan Carlos Ulate)

Note: Ironically a female judge decided to celebrate this international day by releasing a man who just last Monday tried to kill his ex-wife by stabbing her 17 times. After spending a day in jail the man was released under the conditions that he stays away from the victim and her family, leaves the town where she lives and goes to a judicial dispatch to sign every two weeks. An appeal is being presented by the authorities to order the re-capture of this dangerous individual. More information to come as it becomes available.

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