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Working for justice in El Salvador

June 6, 2013

During El Salvador’s brutal civil war in the 1980s, more than 75,000 civilians were killed. While both sides committed atrocities, more than 90 percent of those deaths were at the hands of the El Salvador government and its paramilitary adjuncts, according to a U.N. Truth Commission convened after the war. But two decades later, no government officials have been convicted for their crimes. No Salvadoran citizens have received reparations. The Center for Human Rights is working to change that.


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