El Salvador: International NGOs urge President Bukele to take action on reported police abuses during COVID-19 Pandemic and to comply with Supreme Court decisions

April 30, 2020

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OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT NAYIB BUKELE OF
EL SALVADOR ON BEHALF OF
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Dear Mr. President:

We, the undersigned organizations, recognize the efforts of the government of El Salvador to respond to the unprecedented public health crisis posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. We write to you, however, to express our deep concern about reported abuses committed by security forces within the current emergency context, as well as recent government actions and declarations that may undermine and sometimes directly violate the rule of law.

 

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