Women's Aid statement in response to shortened term for the killer of Zara Aleena

Sophie Francis-Cansfield, head of external affairs at Women’s Aid, comments:  
“It is incredibly disappointing to see that the killer of Zara Aleena has today won an appeal to reduce the minimum term of his life sentence. While the reduction, from 38 years, to 33, might seem insignificant to some, it will be a significant blow to Zara’s family. Similarly, it will serve to further dent the trust that women place in the justice system, which has historically low charging and conviction rates for crimes against women.” 
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