The President of El Salvador has spent the week of the anniversary of the 1992 Peace Accords characterizing the accords as a "farce" and "business deal" while verbally attacking human rights defenders including lead #ElMozote lawyer @davidemorDDHH:
During 2020, under President Bukele's command, the Salvadoran military repeatedly blocked court-ordered inspections of military archives for documents related to the #ElMozote massacre:
Meanwhile, Salvadorans in El Salvador and abroad are sharing powerful personal memories of the impacts of the civil war under the hashtags #ProhibidoOlvidar / #ProhibidoOlvidarSV.
Our Center has had the privilege to support historical memory research and to lift up testimonies of Salvadoran survivors and communities seeking justice for historic crimes via the Unfinished Sentences project (@TruthElSalvador on Twitter):
This work includes the Unfinished Sentences Testimony Archive, a collection of oral histories contributed by community members from northern El Salvador, available on our website and via YouTube:… #ProhibidoOlvidarSV
It also includes investigative reports and videos about historic crimes against humanity which remain in impunity, such as the 1981 Santa Cruz massacre:… #ProhibidoOlvidarSV
Our work always centers the crucial role played by the U.S. government in funding and supporting the Salvadoran state and military during the civil war. We have sought to declassify and make public U.S. gov't archives which document this history:…
The U.S. and Salvadoran governments should honor the spirit of the 1992 Peace Accords by redoubling efforts to support survivors of the civil war in ongoing efforts for justice for historic crimes against humanity, including massacres, disappearances, torture, and other abuses.
For more, we recommend following partners including @ProbusquedaSV, @idhuca, @Cristosal, @DPLF_info, & @ourparentsbones; and independent media such as @_elfaro_ and @ElFaroEnglish.

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