Free "Las 17"
A recent US Human Rights Delegation to El Salvador visited five women in prison, who are serving 30-year sentences for having a miscarriage. The women are among 17 women who have been imprisoned for 8 years. They have 22 more years to go before they are released. (El Salvador and ‘Las 17’, New York Times)

On Friday morning, April 24, several human rights activists, including Vietnam veteran and former Maryknoll priest Father Roy Bourgeois, delivered a letter to the Salvadoran embassy to express their solidarity and to seek the release of the 17 women.

"This is a grave injustice. Where there is injustice, silence is complicity." said Father Roy Bourgeois.

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