Friday, March 09, 2007

State Department Human Rights Report for El Salvador

The US State Department has released its 2006 report on human rights conditions worldwide. The summary for El Salvador states:

Although the government generally respected the rights of its citizens, protection of human rights was undermined by widespread violent crime, including gang-related violence, impunity, and corruption. The most significant human rights problems included harsh, violent, and overcrowded prison conditions; lengthy pretrial detention; inefficiency and corruption in the judicial system; violence and discrimination against women; abuses against children, child labor, and forced child prostitution; trafficking in persons; discrimination against persons with disabilities; discrimination against indigenous persons; discrimination against persons based on sexual orientation; and lack of enforcement of labor rights.

Read the complete report on El Salvador here.

1 comment:

Larry said...

Once again, Gilberto Soto is refered to as a "foreign labor activist'--as if he were not Salvadoran by birth and a U.S. citizen by naturalization!

There are so many cases left out of here--Manzanares, Father Antonio Romero, Francisco & Jesus Carillo, etc.