Thursday, May 26, 2005

Amnesty International report on El Salvador

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).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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