Justice! They release Diana, a woman imprisoned for suffering miscarriage in Veracruz

Veracruz.- A woman who was imprisoned and accused of intentional homicide for suffering a spontaneous abortion in an Oluta mall, Veracruz, it was released after the decriminalization of abortion declared by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN).

Is about Diana Patricia Guzman Araiza, who spent almost five months in the Acayucan jail and has been released after the Veracruz Attorney General’s Office requested the dismissal of the process against him.

The Prosecutor’s Office determined that Diana is an “unimpeachable woman”, since no evidence was found to link her to the process of wrongful death, for which she was released from prison.

“Diana has already been released, since yesterday (Tuesday), which was the hearing,” explained the Veracruz prosecutor, Ver├│nica Hern├índez Giadans.

The woman had been accused of killing her child by suffocating it, when it was a miscarriage in a high-risk pregnancy, with five months of gestation.

The abortion occurred in the bathrooms of a shopping center located in Oluta, south of Veracruz, after which the woman was detained by ministerial police.

After her arrest was made known, feminist activists came to her defense, claiming that the abortion was caused by an attack by her husband.

Investigation of the Veracruz Prosecutor’s Office determined that the baby had been born alive, but died after being suffocated and was later abandoned in a bathroom.

After a process that lasted two months, on September 14, 2021 Diana Patricia was released from the Acayucan Social Readaptation Center and acquitted of the crime of intentional homicide in the degree of kinship.

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His release comes after on September 7, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation declared unconstitutional the criminalization of abortion in its initial stage, prohibiting women from being punished for having an abortion in any part of Mexico.

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