Keyword: Jacqueline Sauvage

Pardon for battered wife highlights paradoxes of French system of government

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President François Hollande has just granted a full pardon to Jacqueline Sauvage, a woman who killed her husband after he had continually beaten her and sexually abused their daughters. Hubert Huertas says the decision to act having hesitated for so long over the pardon sums up Hollande's presidency. He also argues that the case illustrates the limits of French democracy and highlights the issue of judicial scandals.

Hollande pardon for French woman jailed for murdering violent spouse

Jacqueline Sauvage, 69, who was twice convicted for shooting dead her husband after decades of his violent attacks and sexual abuse, including against his own daughters, has been pardoned by President François Hollande.

French court rejects release of violence victim who killed husband

Court dismisses conditional release of Jacqueline Sauvage, jailed for 10 years for murder but given partial pardon by President Hollande.

French woman freed after killing abusive husband

Bernadette Dimet, 60, was given 5-year suspended sentence in trial that followed presidential pardon of another woman who killed husband.

President Hollande pardons woman jailed for killing abusive husband

Jacqueline Sauvage, aged 68, had been jailed for 10 years for shooting her husband who had abused her for decades.