Les réformes récentes du code pénal de l’Equateur pourraient autoriser les « mules » de la drogue à être considérées comme des victimes plutôt que des criminelles.

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Cocaine removed from the stomach of a drug 'mule'

Recent reforms to Ecuador's Criminal Code could allow for arrested drug "mules" to be considered victims rather than criminals, a pioneering step towards recognition that people are often forced into smuggling drugs, but one that could create a tricky legal gray area.

The reforms may create new legal difficulties in distinguishing between willing and unwilling mules. As it is dependent on cooperation as a witness, people who carry drugs purely for personal gain may claim victim status for their own benefit, while those forced into it may stay silent for fear of repercussions for them or their families.

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