The NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has described this Friday as the first 20-year sentence against three police officers for participating in the murder of a transsexual woman in 2019.
“This historic decision is very important in a country where LGBT Salvadorans and their families rarely see justice for violent crime,” said José Miguel Vivanco, HRW director for America.
Vivanco has emphasized that the Camila Díaz Córdova case sends a “strong message” to El Salvador society that violence against LGBTI people “is not tolerated”.
The murder of Díaz Córdova came after three police officers detained the woman in a police car after receiving a complaint about public disorder. According to prosecutors, officials attacked and kicked them out of the moving vehicle, reports HRW.