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Overview

The erosion of human rights in El Salvador intensified. An upsurge of attacks and obstacles targeting the independent media was reported and human rights organizations were publicly stigmatized by high-ranking government officials, including the president. The rights of the victims of crimes under international law committed during the internal armed conflict (1980-1992) remained unfulfilled. A total ban on abortion remained in place.

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Abolitionist for ordinary crimes

Retains the death penalty only for serious crimes, such as those committed during times of war

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