Saturday, November 28, 2015

CIA Asked to Release Documents Related to Massacre in El Salvador

The wounds of war have still not healed in El Salvador. Twenty-three years after the peace treaty, victims of the armed conflict are still waiting for justice and looking for their missing loved ones.

Two human rights organizations, the University of Washington Center for Human Rights Works (UWCHR) and the UCA Institute for Human Rights (IDHUCA) presented a request to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for access to documents that prove the existence of a massacre committed during the civil war in the Central American country. The request seeks to help achieve justice in the case.

"We know that there are records of these documents because we had access to them. The minimum that they can do is let us access the documents that have already been declassified. This could help the victims get access to justice," explained Angelina Snodgrass from UWCHR in a videoconference last October.


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