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Teodora del Carmen Vásquez

Jailed for 30 Years After Suffering a Still-Birth

Teodora suffered a still-birth in 2007, after the rapid onset of serious pain while she was at work. Police in El Salvador arrested her as she lay in a pool of blood. She was later sentenced to 30 years for 'aggravated homicide', presumed guilty of 'abortion' rather than the victim of pregnancy complications. Write a short letter to El Salvador's Minister of Justice and urge Teodora's immediate release. After you've written that letter, please also post a solidarity message for Teodora to Tumblr. All the information you'll need can be found in the case sheet and sample letter below.

Take Action With These Easy Steps

1. Download the case sheet for Teodora del Carmen Vásquez
2. Download the sample letter to El Salvador Justice Minister
3. Take action online for Teodora, in addition to writing letters
4. Download case sheets, sample letters, and resources for all 12 cases
5. Let us know how many letters you wrote

Demand Justice for Teodora

Write to El Salvador's Justice Minister. Call on him to:

Release Teodora, and immediately and impartially review the sentences of all women still in jail for pregnancy-related issues.

Benito Antonio Lara Fernández
Ministro de Justicia y Seguridad Pública
17 Avenida Norte, Complejo Plan Maestro
Edificio B1, nivel 1, Alameda Juan Pablo II
San Salvador
El Salvador

Post your message of support for Teodora

We've created a Tumblr space where you can upload your photo or message of support to Teodora. At the end of the campaign, we'll incorporate all your images into a printed publication which our local partners Agrupación Ciudadana will present to her family. Post your contribution at www.teodoralibre.tumblr.com

Teodora del Carmen Vásquez
El Salvador