The court on Tuesday ordered a retrial to review a three-year sentence for two men convicted of raping a woman in 2009.
According to the case, the men led the woman to a bedroom after dining together and raped her.
Several hours after the attack, the victim went to the emergency wing of a hospital.
Another court had applied aggravated circumstances (factors that could increase the severity of a criminal act) to the sentence due to the involvement of alcohol in the attack, but the Supreme Court ruled against it.
The court has argued that even though the defendants took advantage of the woman’s drunken state, aggravating circumstances were not applicable because she had voluntarily consumed alcohol.
The move has been condemned by women across the nation.
“The ruling from the supreme court takes us back decades … it is a sentence that risks nullifying years of battles,” Democratic Party member Alessia Rotta affirmed.