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Panama: Further information on fear of gross impunity / legal concern: Amnesty Law to be debated in legislative assembly

, Index number: AMR 44/003/1996

The third and crucial plenary session of the Panamanian Legislative Assembly to debate the draft Amnesty Law has been postponed to April 1996.

EXTERNAL AI Index: AMR 44/03/96
1 March 1996
Further information on EXTRA 25/96 (AMR 44/01/96, 15 February 1996) - Fear
of gross impunity / Legal concern
PANAMAAmnesty Law to be debated in Legislative Assembly
The third and crucial plenary session of the Panamanian Legislative Assembly
to debate the draft Amnesty Law has just been postponed from 2 March 1996 to
April 1996. This is reportedly due to the controversy provoked by the impending
debate and the opposition to the draft law by some Panamanian non-governmental
organizations, the church and the press.
Amnesty International's concerns have been widely reported in Panama and Latin
America. Thank you to all who have sent appeals. If you have not already
done so, please continue to send appeals as outlined in the original action.

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