Posted: Thursday, February 9, 2023. 1:35 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On Wednesday, El Salvador’s Cristosal human rights organization said that security forces have harassed or arbitrarily arrested about 4,564 people during the ongoing state of emergency, Telesur reports.
The state of emergency was first implemented in March of 2022 and has since been renewed every month in President Nayib Bukele’s crackdown on gangs.
The policy enables law enforcement authorities to arrest suspects or associates of gangs.
The organization says that this has now become a permanent policy that “exposes all people to judicial processes without the guarantee of due process and to abuses for which the State remains unresponsive.”
Over 90% of the complaints registered at the organization are by imprisoned women who are finding solutions for themselves and their families.
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