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Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front Supports Social Stability in El Salvador

San Salvador, October 2 (RHC)-- The general secretary of El Salvador’s Farabundo Marti National Liberation Fund (FMLN), Medardo Gonzalez, expressed the willingness of his party to protect social and political stability in the country.

The leader of the ruling party made his statement as he replied to questions on an unconstitutional move declaring as relevant a 1993 amnesty law accepted two weeks ago by the Supreme Court of Justice.

Speaking with the local 33 TV Channel, Gonzalez recalled that since 1993, the FMLN opposed the adoption of such amnesty, which was denounced by human rights activists arguing that it would leave serious human rights violations unpunished.

The decision was taken by the Legislative Assembly on March 20, 1993, following the signing of the January 1992 peace accords, but by then the FMLN was not represented in Parliament.

The adoption of the move by the Constitutional Division of the Supreme Court of Justice has met criticism by the retired military and right-wing sectors who say that putting down the amnesty would open old wounds related to the 1980-1992 armed conflict in the country.

What the FMLN party will do is assuming with responsibility the continuity of social life in El Salvador, said Gonzalez, since the party is not worried about the possibility that the law is rejected.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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