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El Salvador Disappearances

El Salvador: Disappearance

The five persons named in this action were reportedly detained in El Salvador at the end of May by security forces. At present no further details are known. Orlando Juventino Genoves is President of the Salvadorian teachers’ union Asociación Nacional de Educadores Salvadoreños “21 de Junio” (ANDES...
El Salvador Disappearances

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...
Brazil Detention

Brazil: Trade Unionists arrested: Legal concern

AI has received reports that one of the most influential trade union leaders in Brazil, the President of the São Bernardo and Diadema Metal Workers’ Union, Luis Inacio da Silva, popularly known as “Lula”, was arrested by armed policemen at his home at 6.30 on 18 April 1980. Since then he has been...