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Brazil: Mothers at Risk of Illegal Detention

Expand A female inmate with four of her five children cry during a visit at Talavera Bruce penitentiary in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Nov. 23, 2017.  © Silvia Izquierdo/AP Photo Brazilian mothers of small children and of people with disabilities and pregnant women accused of non-violent crimes remain in pretrial detention despite a new law that expressly prohibits this, Human Rights Watch said today. An analysis of data released under a Freedom of Information request reveals that courts have been slow to implement new legal protections for mothers and pregnant women, in some cases ignoring…

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