First man sentenced under new law to protect women against abuse

NSCAG News | on: Thursday, 2 August 2012
Origional source: nicanet.org



The Seventh District Criminal Court, specialising in violence against women, issued the first sentence under Act 779, a law passed in Nicaragua’s National Assembly to punish abusers of women. Julio Esteban Rosales, age 28, was sentenced to eight months in jail for psychological abuse against his ex-wife and an additional eight months for assault on his former sister-in-law. Act 779, the Comprehensive Act to Stop Violence against Women went into effect on June 22. Judge Abelardo Ramos Alvir is the first to use it for sentencing. The law passed unanimously in the National Assembly and was hailed as a major victory for Nicaraguan women.



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