Monday, November 07, 2005

Metropolitan Cathedral occupied by protesters

The Salvadoran press is reporting that the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador has been taken over by the self-styled Committee of Family and Friends of the Prisoners of El Salvador. They are calling for the repeal of Law 103 which they claim allows arbitrary transfers of prisoners, even ones not convicted of serious crimes, to a maximum security prison in Zacatecoluca where they cannot have contact with family members. The office of the archbishop and the Human Rights Procurator, Beatrice de Carillo, are attempting to mediate a resolution.

1 comment:

Mysterious Me said...

I got stuck in that mess yesterday on my way to the catedral. It was crazy. I plan on writting a blog about it once I find out more information. Crazy stuff!