WOLA: Advocacy for Human Rights in the Americas
8 Jun 2010 | News

WOLA Applauds Call for Justice in El Salvador

WOLA applauds Senator Leahy's remarks calling for an investigation into last year's murder of Salvadoran mining activist Gustavo Marcelo Rivera.

Last week on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) called attention to the June 2009 murder of Salvadoran mining activist Gustavo Marcelo Rivera—which is still unresolved—and pointed to the urgency of addressing issues of justice and impunity in El Salvador.

WOLA applauds the speech. With the one-year anniversary of the Funes Administration rapidly approaching, we hope to see concrete actions by his government—the Attorney General, the police, and other institutions—to address unresolved human rights concerns in El Salvador.

To read the speech in English, click here .

For more information, contact Geoff Thale, WOLA Program Director
gthale@wola.org; 202-797-2171