Tuesday, April 16, 2024

At Least 150 People Jailed Under El Salvador’s Emergency Powers Have Died

At least 153 people who were jailed in San Salvador, El Salvador have died in state custody. These prisoners were detained when El Salvador instituted emergency powers in March 2022 to control the country’s powerful street gangs. None of those who died had been convicted of a crime they were accused of at the time […]

New Security Measures in El Salvador Criticized By Human Rights Organizations

Last week, new security measures to combat gangs in El Salvador were implemented by their police force. The new security measures allow them to do house-by-house searches and mass arrests. Organizations such as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights claim that these new security measures, such as keeping incarcerated gang members in their cells for […]