Recently, seven organizations in El Salvador announced that they have registered 4,071 complaints of human rights violations under the regime of exception, which together with the more than 3,400 registered by the Human Rights Ombudsman (PDDH) exceed 7,400.
A group of minors arbitrarily detained in eastern El Salvador were released , as reported to EFE on Monday by the Foundation for Law Enforcement Studies (Fespad).
Fespad denounced on Sunday the arrest “arbitrary” of “at least 8 children and young people”, in an event that, according to the source, happened on October 29 in a community in the Bajo Lempa area, in the eastern municipality of Jiquilisco, after that the detainees “presented a play on the historical memory of El Salvador.
This Monday the organization indicated that relatives of the minors reported that “at approximately 11:00 p.m. (05.00 GMT) on Sunday, November 6, the adolescents and young people” were released.
Fespad called on the authorities to “clarify what happened and deduce responsibilities, so that this case does not remain in impunity”.
Arbitrary arrests in El Salvador
Neither the Police nor the Prosecutor's Office have ruled on what happened.
The event took place at a time when El Salvador is under an emergency regime after a rise in murders at the end of last March.
The authorities report more than 56,800 arrests in the seven months of said measure.
This is a regime implemented by the government of President Nayib Bukele to “combat” the maras in a “war”, named after the president.
The exceptional regime has been extended seven times by the Legislative Assembly, with a large pro-government majority.
This rule suspends various constitutional guarantees. El Salvador is expected to end 2022 under an emergency regime.