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The authorities conducted arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture and other ill-treatment and enforced disappearances, including in the context of the presidential election and the so-called “Cleaning Operation” against criminal gangs. Impunity for sexual violence continued. Pregnant girls remained banned from attending school. Undocumented migrants were deported amid a lack of due process. LGBTI people continued to face multiple forms of discrimination. The death penalty was abolished in the Penal Code but remained in the Code of Military Justice.

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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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