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9 Jui 2023

TeleSur TV

El Salvador: Association for Social Economic Development files legal appeal in favor of the Santa Marta's environmental leaders who remain detained

"Salvadorans Ask for the Release of Santa Marta Activists", 09 June 2023

...[T]he Association for Social Economic Development (ADES) filed a legal appeal in favor of the Santa Marta's community environmental leaders who remain detained and accused of murdering a woman in 1989.

Before the Sensuntepeque Court, their defense attorney Denis Muñoz requested alternative measures to preventive detention, arguing that they are in delicate health conditions. Three months ago, however, this same Salvadoran court rejected a similar petition...

On May 16, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders, Mary Lawlor, asked the Salvadoran State to release the Santa Marta activists. The administration of President Jayib Bukele, however, has not responded to that request so far...

The Salvadoran community leaders were detained after alerting the public about a possible reactivation of metal mining in Santa Marta. They are accused of a crime that occurred during the civil war in this Central American country...