International Amnesty: “The human rights of the population are seriously threatened”

In a recent opinion poll published by CID Gallup, reveals that the 91 % of Salvadoran citizens support the call "war against gangs” promoted by the government.

By Luis Alberto López

The Savior. – “The human rights of the population are seriously threatened”, Amnesty International assures in the most recent report and asks President Nayib Bukele, to take all necessary measures to put an immediate end to the human rights violations that take place in the context of the emergency regime, and to design public security strategies that guarantee fundamental rights.

The 27 March 2022, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador approved an emergency regime, at the request of the President of the Republic, to respond to reports of an increase in the number of gang-related homicides.

in your report, revealed this week Amnesty International expresses its concern in several aspects, among them:

The legal reforms implemented in the context of the emergency regime threaten human rights and do not comply with international standards.

The state of emergency decree approved by the Legislative Assembly suspends human rights that are considered fundamental and whose validity, therefore, no exceptions under international law. These rights include the right to legal defense and the right to be informed of the reasons for an arrest., among others.

Another concern is that there have been widespread reports of arbitrary arrests, and there is concern about ill-treatment and deaths of people in custody.

Civil society organizations have received more than 300 complaints of human rights violations in the context of the emergency regime, of which more than 70% refer to arbitrary detentions.

Another point is that journalists are being attacked, human rights defenders and judicial officials. Journalists and human rights defenders who have spoken out against the state of emergency have been subjected to harassment and stigmatization by the authorities on social media and other channels.

For his part, the president of El Salvador Nayib Bukele, shared Amnesty International's report on his Twitter account and wrote. We close on Tuesday 10 of May, with 27,831 captured terrorists, in solo 46 days. We continue… War Against Gangs”

In a recent opinion poll published by CID Gallup, reveals that the 91 % of Salvadoran citizens support the call “war against gangs” promoted by the government.