The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, reported on Wednesday the transfer of another 2,000 “gang members” to the mega-prison built to house some 40,000 prisoners after the imposition of the emergency regime in that country.
“This day, in a new operation, we transferred the second group of 2,000 gang members to the Center for the Confinement of Terrorism (CECOT),” said the president through aTweet.
On February 25, Bukele announced the transfer of the first 2,000 inmates to the Cecot, a special facility located 74 kilometers from the capital, San Salvador, in the municipality of Tecoluca, department of San Vicente.
From the beginning of the exception regimefrom March 27, 2022 to February, the authorities have captured 64,512 people accused of being gang members, of whom 3,745 were later released and another 3,344 have denounced human rights violations to the Cristosal association, the majority for alleged arbitrary detentions, .
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