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|Alleged kidnapping and rape victim Yakiri Rubi Rubio is out on bail but could spend ten years in jail for "excess of legitimate defense" - turning her attacker's knife back on him - in a case that reveals continuing problems of unequal justice in Mexico.
"If they judge us for having survived, the justice system wants us dead."
This phrase, emblazoned on banners and protest signs, has become central to the campaign for the freedom of Yakiri Rubi Rubio, a 20-year-old woman in Mexico City who was recently incarcerated for murdering Miguel Angel Ramirez Anaya, a man who - she alleges - kidnapped, raped and attempted to kill her.
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