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2005-07-20 19:08:56

By Lorraine Orlandi MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Nadia Zepeda says Mexico City police arrested and raped her in 2003, planted cocaine on her and sent her to prison in the name of a "zero tolerance" crime policy that rights groups say has run amok. Amnesty International and Mexican rights groups launched a campaign on Wednesday to free Zepeda, 20, who has been in prison for two and a half years for possession and sale of drugs in a case they condemned as arbitrary and flawed. "I still don't...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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