Spain violence against women: Outrage at teacher’s murder

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Laura Luelmo’s murder has sparked outrage in Spain

The murder of a 26-year-old woman who had crossed Spain for a teaching job has sparked outrage in the country, the latest high-profile case to put the spotlight on gender violence.

Laura Luelmo’s partially naked body was found near the southern village of El Campillo after five days of searching.

The murder is being investigated. She had travelled 500km (310 miles) to take up her first full-time job.

Campaigners say violence against women is still ingrained in Spain’s society.

The issue made headlines around the world earlier this year following the trial of five men accused of gang raping an 18-year-old woman during the San Fermín bull-running festival in July 2016 in Pamplona.

The men, who became known as La manada (the wolf pack), were acquitted of rape and convicted on a lesser offence of sexual abuse. Judges said the woman had not been assaulted as no intimidation or violence was involved.

The decision sparked large demonstrations and a debate over the country’s legislation and gender violence in general.

Ms Luemo, who had left the north-western city of Zamora, went missing last…

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