Plight of mother-of-two 'abuse victim' shakes Spain

09:24 EDT 29 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

Plight of mother-of-two 'abuse victim' shakes SpainThe plight of a Spanish woman who vanished with her children after defying a court order to hand them over to her Italian ex-partner, found guilty of domestic violence, has shaken the country. The case burst into the limelight this week just as lawmakers agreed a series of measures to tackle abuse against women, in a country that has made the struggle against domestic violence a priority. Juana Rivas, a woman in her mid-30s from Maracena in southern Spain, was living in Italy with her partner when she took both their sons -- aged 3 and 11 -- away in May 2016 and never returned, alleging abuse.

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