(Last Updated on February 1, 2016 by Editor)
ZIMBABWE – President Hollande has quashed the ten-year prison sentence of a 68-year-old woman convicted of murder for shooting her abusive husband.
The president exercised his prerogative after Jacqueline Sauvage’s daughters mobilised a national campaign that depicted her as an innocent victim and symbol of the violence inflicted on women in France, where more than 130 women die annually at the hands of their husbands and partners.
Ms Sauvage, from near Montargis, 60 miles south of Paris, had twice been convicted by juries of murdering her husband, Norbert Marot, in 2012.
For 47 years Mr Marot beat his wife and repeatedly raped.