I would have more sympathy for your post if you had not included the last line about women and minors. I don't understand people being held for months or years without trial and I don't belive it is right for any country to do so. However, I am an outsider and may not understand all that is involved. As to women and minors, they are just as capable of committing crimes as any man. To imply that women should be treated differently just because they are women is sexist.
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