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Aminata's story: Justice for women who kill

Aminata* was only 17 when she was convicted of murdering her abusive ex-boyfriend and sentenced to death in 2010. She served on death row for six months before her sentence was reduced to life imprisonment. AdvocAid filed an appeal for Aminata in 2010, but now - 7 years later - she is still in prison awaiting judgement.
 

 

Aminata, like many other women in Sierra Leone, was the victim of domestic violence and killed her partner in self defence.

By Sabrina Mahtani