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The Salvadoran Army prevents a judge from accessing the files of the El Mozote massacre

On Monday, military officials prevented a judge from accessing the army archives, which may contain information about the 1981 El Mozote massacre, in which nearly a thousand civilians were killed.

The judicial inspection had announced that the investigation would begin this Monday and for a period of two months in various military facilities.

Specifically, the first headquarters to visit were that of the Department of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces, but the military did not allow access to the San Francisco Gotera Second Coroner, Morazan Department, the Experts and the Attorney General (FGR) reports on the Salvadoran newspaper “El Diario de Hoy “.

The Salvadoran Army prevents a judge from accessing the files of the El Mozote massacre
The Salvadoran Army prevents a judge from accessing the files of the El Mozote massacre

One soldier told an official from the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office (PDDH) that the barbed wire installed in one of the entrances was due to them waiting for a demonstration to arrive. At the other entrance, several officers refused access to several FGR vehicles and also to the judge.

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