El Salvador: State recognizes the injustice inflicted on victim of sexual violence

In response to today's ruling by a court in El Salvador in the case of Imelda Cortez, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty International Director at the Americas, said:

The authorities in El Salvador have taken a step in the right direction to protect the human rights of girls and women in what remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for them
Erika Guevara-Rosas, Amnesty International Director at the Americas

“It is encouraging to know that Imelda Cortez has finally received justice. The authorities in El Salvador have taken a step in the right direction to protect the human rights of girls and women in what remains one of the most dangerous countries in the world for them.”

“Amnesty International welcomes the fact that Imelda will be released after being detained for more than a year, but we must not forget the other girls and women who continue to face injustice in El Salvador just because they are women.”

If you would like more information or to arrange an interview, please contact Juliana Cano Nieto, Americas Regional Director of Campaigns at Amnesty International, at juliana.canonieto@amnesty.org