Government of El Salvador wants to reinforce the state of emergency | News
The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, asked the president of the Legislative Assembly, Ernesto Castro, of the ruling New Ideas party, to hold an extraordinary plenary session for this Wednesday, with the purpose of requesting more legal tools to implement during the regime. of exception, imposed the previous weekend.
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Last Sunday, with 67 votes out of a possible 84, the deputies approved an exceptional regime that implies the limitation of the rights of freedom of association; inviolability of correspondence; defense; and administrative detention.
The decision came after 62 homicides were recorded on Saturday, which together with those that occurred on Friday, Sunday and Monday totaled 89 within 96 hours, which set off security alarms in the Central American country.
And the best interest of the Child? Do you have any idea how intimidated that Kid felt that someone armed and threatening searched his backpack? Let’s sow fear in children and the unrestrained violence will never end. https://t.co/9ONq9QeJfc
– Luis Enrique Salazar Flores (@LuisSalazar2022)
March 30, 2022
Official figures show that some 2,163 people have been captured in the last four days in El Salvador and President Bukele even said about them that of those captured “none will go free.”
The president, through his official account on the social network Twitter, confirmed that they will continue with the “war against the gangs.” This while dozens of family members seek information about their detained relatives, concerned that they have the basics during their detention.
Last Sunday, the president ordered the director of Penal Centers, Osiris Luna, to decree a state of emergency in the prisons and to ration food for inmates so that it is enough for new entrants since they would not spend more public resources to maintain them.
However, human rights experts condemned the search of backpacks of children and adolescent students in the territories targeted by the operation and warned that these practices violate the rights of children and adolescents, while lamenting the silence of the government institutions in charge to protect this population.