El Salvador: Fear of torture/Fear of extra-judicial killing

Index Number: AMR 29/042/1980

AI has received reports that on 22 August 1980 almost the entire leadership of the Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Electricidad de la Central Eléctrica del Rio Lempa (STECEL – Union of Electricity Workers at the Rio Lempa power station) were arrested and detained by military forces. The arrests have been acknowledged by the military authorities who have also stated that these trade unionists will be tried before a military tribunal on unspecified charges.

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