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El Salvador: Disappearance: Recent detentions

, Index number: AMR 29/004/1980

Since the coup of 15 October 1979 which overthrew President Carlos Humberto Romero, AI has continued to receive allegations of illegal detentions and torture by the official security forces and by unofficial groups, although not on the same scale as under the previous government. However, arrests, disappearances and murder of suspected members of the opposition appear to have intensified in the past two weeks.

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