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Mozambique’s authorities have publicly undertaken to strike down the proposed law which would have enabled rapists to escape prosecution by marrying their victims.
Over 2,000 Indigenous and peasant women living in poverty who were allegedly subjected to forced sterilization have been denied justice after the Public Prosecutor’s office closed their cases.
Charges against Najlaa Mohammed Ali and Amin Senada were dropped on 2 December. The two activists had been at risk of imprisonment or flogging for ‘indecent behavior’.