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El Salvador: woman sentenced to 30 years in prison for homicide after miscarriage

The Observer 10 May 2022
Esme’s sentencing is a devastating step backward for the progress that has been made in the unlawful criminalization of women suffering obstetric emergencies in El Salvador,” said Paula Avila-Guillen, international human rights lawyer and executive director of the Women’s Equality Center.

El Salvador rights groups cite 338 violations amid gang crackdown

Al Jazeera 05 May 2022
Five human rights groups in El Salvador have reported that there have been complaints of at least 338 violations of human rights during El Salvador’s crackdown on gang members ... The decree restricts the right to gather, to be informed of rights and to have access to a lawyer.

Ex-NBI deputy director recants testimonies vs Sen. Leila De Lima in drugs trading cases

Manila Bulletin 02 May 2022
Sen. Leila M. De Lima ... Leila M ... He said. ... “On Sept ... “On Sept ... Also present were Intelligence Agent Jovencio Ablen Jr., Roland Argabioso, and lawyers from the Public Attorney’s Office, Atty. Rigel Salvador and Atty ... Salvador drafted the Affidavit implicating Senator De Lima in illegal transactions during her stint as then Secretary of Justice (2010 t0 2015).

Another witness recants claim vs. jailed De Lima

Manila Standard 02 May 2022
A key witness in the drug case against Senator Leila de Lima on Monday retracted his testimony and accused former Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II of coercing him to testify against her ... “There was never any money delivered to my quarters ... He said Public Attorney’s Office lawyer Rigel Salvador then drafted the affidavit implicating De Lima ... .

El Salvador’s president has locked up 19,000 people in a month

Economist 28 Apr 2022
OUTSIDE THE public defender’s office in San Salvador, where lawyers employed by the state provide free legal counsel, the pavement throngs with people seeking help for relatives who have been swept up in mass arrests. Lawyers instruct them on which documents to bring to court. A utility bill is helpful proof of identity, says one ... ■ .

El Salvador president wants to extend state of emergency

SCNOW Morning News 24 Apr 2022
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — President Nayib Bukele asked El Salvador’s congress Sunday to extend an anti-gang emergency decree for another 30 days ... The original 30-day state of emergency approved in late March restricts the right to gather, to be informed of rights and have access to a lawyer.
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