Mexico frees indigenous women

Case of two wrongly jailed women highlights plight of indigenous in country's jails.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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