And yet, as El Faro noted in a July 6 analysis of the report, the current head of the PDDH
, Raquel Caballero, still supports the Sanchez Ceren administration's crime-fighting policies.
"The Procuraduria insists that criminal proceedings take place, which, for there to be a prompt and just decision, respect judicial guarantees and due process and are not plagued by unnecessary delays," the PDDH
The PDDH report said, "They were held incommunicado for several hours and taken to desolate locations where they were subjected to illegal interrogations and to physical and psychological torture.
The report states that the PDDH stepped in and ordered medical examinations of the complainants, with the result that evidence of mistreatment and sexual abuse was found.
Arevalo filed a complaint with the human rights prosecutor (Procuraduria para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos, PDDH) against Sandoval for unlawful arrest in violation of his constitutional right to immunity and for the humiliating treatment he received from police while in custody.
In the PDDH report on the incident, human rights prosecutor Beatrice de Carrillo said Arevalo's arrest violated his right of free movement and interfered with his legislative functions.
Beatrice de Carrillo, director of the human rights office (Procuraduria para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos, PDDH), argued that the cash payment was a reasonable request, that it had support from the legislature, and that it would cost less than the other benefits the government was offering.
The government's negotiating committee (Comision de Garantes), which includes representatives from the Interior Minister, ex-paramilitary organizations, the legislature, and the PDDH, announced it would suspend negotiations as long as the street protests continued.
Beatrice de Carrillo, director of the Salvadoran human rights office (Procuraduria de la Defensa Derechos Humanos, PDDH
), asked her Honduran counterpart Leo Valladares to look into the police handling of the case to see if there were any human rights violations.
The human rights office (Procuraduria para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (PDDH
) is preparing to investigate possible irregularities in the distribution of emergency aid to areas hit by the earthquake.
A delegate from the Procuraduria para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (PDDH
) said police launched tear gas at doctors, nurses, patients, and patients' relatives inside the Medico Quirurgico hospital.
During the January celebration of the seventh anniversary of the 1992 signing of the peace accords ending the civil war, more than 50 nongovernmental organizations led by the Instituto de Derechos Humanos de la Universidad Centroamericana (IDHUCA) petitioned the Legislative Assembly to fire Eduardo Penate, director of the Procuraduria para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos (PDDH