Senegal announces tougher sentences for rape and pedophilia

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The Senegalese National Assembly voted unanimously on Monday for a bill proposing tougher sentences such as life imprisonment for acts of rape and pedophilia.

Up to now, rape had been considered in as a simple offense, punishable by five to ten years in prison.

Former magistrate *Dior Fall Sow* tells us how effective she thinks this law will be in reducing rape cases in the west African nation.
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