El Salvador: Disappearance
AI has learnt of the arrest of Raúl Baires, Manuel Peña Bonilla and Carlos Gonzalez on the morning of 3 July. The three men were arrested by members of the Cuerpos Combinados (combined forces, which includes the National Police) while they were travelling on a bus in Colonia San Francisco in the city of San Salvador. The police have denied any knowledge of their detention or whereabouts. It is feared that they are being held in incommunicado detention by the security forces and there is grave concern for their physical safety.