El Salvador: Fear of Torture

Security forces raided the offices of the Revolutionary Trade Union Federation (Federación Sindical Revolucionaria) in Zona Franca, San Salvador, on 19 March and reportedly arrested some 35 trade union leaders. Alfredo CARPIO BORGES and 11 other peasants (campesinos) were reportedly detained by the army on 17 March in the town of Suchitoto (Department of Cuzcatlán). Six other peasants are believed to have been killed during the incident.

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