Nicaragua weighs change in abuse law

Legislators anger activists by agreeing to consider amendment forcing mediation for some crimes against women.

    Nicaragua's National Assembly mulls over a proposed amendment to a year-old law making violence against women illegal. It would force mediation for some crimes, including psychological and physical abuse. Women's groups have lined up against the reform.

    Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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