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Yesterday, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, decided pursuant to Article 51, (3), of the American Convention on Human Rights, to publish Report 1/99 (case No. 10.480), establishing the international responsibility of the State of El Salvador in the torture of Lucio Parada Cea and five other peasants, and in the violent death of two of them, occurred - 1989 in that country Central American.

In this Report which was published yesterday, the Commission reiterates the conclusions and recommendations contained in its previous Reports issued on June 23 and November 3, 1998, calling upon the State to investigate the matter and punish those found responsible and compensation to the victims and their families repeal the 1993 blanket amnesty law. In this regard, it should be mentioned that in its Report on the Situation of Human Rights in El Salvador, published on February 11, 1994, the Commission already established that El Salvador's amnesty law violates the international obligations undertaken by that country when ratifying the American Convention, since it prevents access to the truth and to justice for the investigation and punishment of crimes attributable to the State and its agents.



Washington, D.C., January 28, 1999.