Amnesty International issued its 2005 Report regarding human rights in El Salvador. Among the concerns raised by AI were the following:
- The government persisted in its stance that seeking to bring to justice those responsible for human rights violations perpetrated during the 1980-1991 armed conflict should not be done as it would reopen the wounds of the past.
- Few efforts to obtain justice for murdered women succeeded and more women were murdered.
- Anti-gang legislation continues to raise concerns.
- The prison riots in August which resulted in 31 prisoners killed in La Esperanza (Mariona prison).