El Salvador: Further information on abductions of trade union leaders

Between 8 and 21 October 1982 several leaders of trade unions and the Frente Democrático Revolucionario (FDR – Democratic Revolutionary Front) were abducted by groups of armed men in civilian clothes. On 25 October 1982 the Salvadorian army confirmed that eight were being held in military jails for “conspiracy against state security and destroying the national economy”.

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