Friday, April 30, 2010

Indigenous Issues: Mexico frees indigenous women jailed since 2006 on false charges

Mexico's supreme court has freed two indigenous women jailed since August 2006 after being accused holding federal police officers hostage.

The two Otomo Indian women were released after their convictions were overturned and authorities discovered they were arrested on false charges.

Al Jazeera's Franc Contreras reports on their case, which has called attention to a justice system criticised for jailing innocent indigenous people.

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