Three victims of domestic abuse killed in Spain since International Women’s Day

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GENDER VIOLENCE: None of the three victims had previously reported their alleged attackers. File image. Photo credit: Shutterstock

THREE women have reportedly been killed by domestic abuse in Spain since International Women’s Day last Friday.

The victims, who allegedly died at the hands of current or former partners, were said to have been killed in Madrid, Estepona, and Valga, Galicia.

The Government Delegation for Gender Violence took to Twitter to criticise the deaths, saying:

“We condemn these cases that bring the number of women murdered in 2019 to 12 and to 987 since 2003.” 

One of the reported victims, a woman in her eighties, was said to have been killed by her 80-year-old husband on International Women’s Day in the Madrid district of Linear.

The following day, a Spanish 58-year-old was allegedly stabbed to death in Estepona by her 55-year-old British husband in front of their 15-year-old son.

According to officials, none of the three victims had previously reported their alleged attackers. 

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