Indonesia: rape victim wins release from abortion jail sentence

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Case incensed women’s and rights activists across the country, who decried six-month jail term as legal travesty

An Indonesian court have approved the legal appeal of a Sumatran teenager who was repeatedly raped by her brother and then jailed for having an illegal abortion.

The decision from the high court in Jambi, a province in east Sumatra, will clear the way for the 15-year-old girl to be released in coming days.

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