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Thank the government of El Salvador for committing to create a National Commission to Search for Disappeared Persons

Twenty-five years after the end of the armed conflict in El Salvador, thousands of families like Amanda’s continue searching for their forcibly disappeared parents, children, friends and relatives. The President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, has committed to form a National Commission to Search for Disappeared Persons to investigate and clarify these crimes against humanity. The Commission should be granted the legal authority and resources necessary to investigate these cases, with the goal of locating and identifying the remains of the disappeared, and where possible, identify those responsable for these crimes in order that they be brought to justice.

Join Amanda, send the following message to thank the President for his commitment to surviving family members of the disappeared, and ask him to follow through on the creation of the Commission:

Honorable President Salvador Sánchez Cerén,

I am writing to thank you for your commitment to establish a National Commission to Search for Disappeared Persons to clarify the thousands of cases of forced disappearance during the armed conflict in El Salvador. Thank you for recognizing the government of El Salvador’s  responsibility to investigate these crimes against humanity. I ask that you ensure that the Commission is granted the legal authority and resources necessary to investigate these cases, with the goal of locating and identifying the remains of the disappeared, and where possible, identify those responsable for these crimes in order that they be brought to justice.

[Personal message]

Copies to:
Douglas Meléndez, Attorney General
Raquel Caballero de Guevara, Human Rights Ombudsman

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