Justice for Women Who Kill in Sierra Leone

There is no legal provision for a history of abuse to be considered and women have to rely on defences, such as self-defence, which are not suitable to women who have experienced prolonged abuse, writes Sabrina Mahtani for AdvocAid.

  • Sierra Leone:   Justice for Women Who Kill

    AdvocAid, 16 March 2017

    Aminata* was only 17 years old when she was arrested for killing her former boyfriend eight years ago. She was sentenced to death for murder in November 2010 and feared each day… Read more »

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