El Salvador

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The state of emergency initiated in 2022 was ongoing, resulting in widespread human rights violations, erosion of the rule of law, and criminalization of dissenting voices. Restrictions on freedom of association increased, and obstacles to peaceful protest and stigmatization of journalists and human rights defenders continued. The total prohibition of abortion remained in force. Authorities failed to approve legislation guaranteeing the rights of victims of crimes committed during the 1980-1992 armed conflict.

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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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