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El Salvador: Disappearance/Health concern: Professor Lionel Menendez

, Index number: AMR 29/021/1980

Professor Lionel Menendez, one of the leaders of the National Teachers’ Association (ANDES), was shot and wounded in a street in San Salvador at 13.00 hours on 21 May 1980. He was subsequently taken to Rosales Hospital where, at 17.45, he was given an anaesthetic in preparation for an operation. Armed men entered the hospital and abducted Professor Menendez from the operating theatre.

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