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Ecuador teacher leader found not guilty

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Mary Zamora, a leader of the Ecuador Teachers Union has been freed on appeal. She had been jailed for eight years for purportedly libelling the President Rafael Correa in 2010. She was jailed for 'sabotage and terrorism' under laws dating from the era of military dictatorship, which sought to persecute and outlaw social protest.Teachers are jubilant at her release and insist that she was always innocent. Now however the justice system has agreed with that judgement. - 

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