The Gender Trap: Women, Violence and Poverty
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Denied proper medical treatment by prison authorities since April 2015, when she was first diagnosed with a tumour on her uterus, Trần Thị Thúy is no longer able to walk without assistance. A prisoner of conscience, she has been detained since her arrest in 2010 and has expressed fears of death due to appalling prison conditions.
In 2012, Yecenia was arbitrarily detained, beaten and raped during 15 hours of torture until she was forced into a “confession”. Her long-overdue release today brings an end to four long years of i...