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100 sentenced for domestic violence in first five months

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Posted 08/06/2019

More than 100 people were sentenced, for the crime of Domestic Violence in Panama in the first five months of 2019  as more people have come forward to break the cycle reports the Public Ministry.

But it continues to be one of the major social problems facing the country. With the entry into force of the Accusatory Penal System (SPA), the  Ministry deals with complaints of domestic violence 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

During 2018, the Family Prosecutor's Office in the metropolitan region dealt with 15,799 victims of physical, psychological or patrimonial violence including 2,630 complaints of mistreatment of men.

"Domestic violence endangers the lives and safety of family members. It is also a punishable offense” said Kathia Meléndez, Senior Family Prosecutor.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/100-sentenced-for-domestic-violence-in-first-five-months-1

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Former Colón mayor facing domestic violence charges

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Federico Policani

Posted 17/09/2019

Federico Policani, the former mayor of Colón, was released from 48 hours of preventive detention at dawn on Monday, September 16 and will appear in court on Friday to face charges of alleged domestic violence filed by his wife Ariana Lima Young.

According to media reports, the alleged aggression took place in his residence, located on 7th Street, Roosevelt Avenue, in Colon city.

Policani  was a losing Panamenista candidate for a deputy seat in the May elections.

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/former-colon-mayor-facing-domestic-violence-charges

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Former mayor charged with domestic violence under country arrest

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Federico Policani

Posted 21/09/2019

Federico Policani The former mayor  of Colon (2014 -2019) was charged with alleged domestic violence forbidden to leave the country  and  ordered to report  to authorities twice a month   by a  judge of guarantees, on Friday, September 20

The hearing was held behind closed doors at the request of the prosecutor because of the vulnerability, of the victim Ariana de Policani. It was argued that publicity in the media has affected her 10-year-old daughter, who has been bullied at the school where she studies.

After the hearing, Gabriela Miró the lawyer of the victim, said  that there was violence and that the investigations are carried out, but because it is a process that is governed by the rules of the Family Code, the privacy of the case is preferred  and more details cannot be given 

She said it was not the first time that her client filed a complaint and due to the cycle of violence requires psychological attention.

A divorce lawsuit will be filed in a friendly manner among the lawyers of the parties, while the defendant must stay away from the residence they both shared.

The defense , argued that. "There are no elements that the  alleged victim  was attacked by  Policani."   He added that: "all Colon  knows that Federico is not an aggressive person."

 

https://www.newsroompanama.com/news/former-mayor-charged-with-domestic-violence-under-country-arrest

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La violencia doméstica en Panamá puede denunciarse en web de Crime Stoppers

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Raúl López Aranda

La Secretaria Nacional de Niñez, Adolescencia y Familia (Senniaf) se une al sitio Crime Stoppers para denunciar en tupista.org la violencia doméstica, delito que ha tenido un aumento durante la cuarentena impuesta por el coronavirus.

 

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Domestic violence in Panama can be reported on Crime Stoppers website

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Raúl López Aranda • Apr 21, 2020 - 09:01 PM

The National Secretary for Children, Adolescents and Family (Senniaf) joins the Crime Stoppers site to report domestic violence on tupista.org, a crime that has increased during the coronavirus quarantine.

 

https://www.telemetro.com/nacionales/2020/04/22/la-violencia-domestica-en-panama-puede-denunciarse-en-web-de-crime-stoppers/2794267.html

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La violencia doméstica en tiempos de confinamiento

Entre marzo y abril de este año, se redujeron las denuncias por violencia doméstica en un 43.6%, comparado con igual período de 2019. Algunos atribuyen la caída a dificultades para interponerlas.
 
Urania Cecilia Molina
19 may 2020 - 12:00 AM

https://www.prensa.com/impresa/panorama/la-violencia-domestica-en-tiempos-de-confinamiento/

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