Human rights commission asks El Sal­vador for records

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front -

SAN SAL­VADOR, El Sal­vador — The In­ter-Amer­i­can Commission on Human Rights asked El Sal­vador on Satur­day to turn over records re­lated to the coun­try’s civil war to the courts and vic­tims of al­leged human rights abuses.

In a pre­lim­i­nary re­port fol­low­ing a re­cent visit to the coun­try, the commission also re­quested that miss­ing or de­stroyed doc­u­ments from the pe­riod be re­con­structed.

De­fense Min­istry of­fi­cials told the human rights commission that there are no records de­tail­ing who was in charge of mil­i­tary oper­a­tions dur­ing the 12-year con­flict, which claimed more than 75,000 lives.

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