President of El Salvador Nayib B WatchAccording to the president, the gangs were warned Monday by the president that if they increase the number of homicides in the country they will seize the food in prisons they are in. These structures are home to approximately 23,000 people.
“I am going to take the opportunity to send a message to the criminals (…) you unleash a crime wave and we take away the food in the prisons (…) so you better stay calm and let yourself be arrested,” Bukele said during a graduation event for 205 students from the National Academy of Public Security (ANSP) that was broadcast on social networks.
The president pointed out that “rumors are out there that they want to start taking revenge on honest people at random”, “do that and there will be no meal time in prisons. Let’s see how long their homeboys (gang members) last in there, ”he warned.
“I swear they don’t eat rice,” stressed. He said, “I don’t really care what the international organisations say, that these organizations come to protect our citizens, that they take those gang member away if we love them so much, then we hand them over.”
On Sunday, he made this same accusation and said that journalists and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights are “partners” with the gang members. Bukele stated, “It is clear that their attacks will intensify because they feel that they lose the armed arm.”
The SaviorSunday: Fulfilled one week under exception regimeAfter an increase in murders that claimed more than 80 lives. Bukele requested that Congress suspend various constitutional rights including the defense of and inviolability telecommunications.
The government has carried out massive arrests of alleged gang members, in what it has called a “war against the gangs”, as did its predecessors. The security forces have captured 5,747 alleged gang membersFamilies of detainees are looking for information and have condemned the attacks.
The penal reforms, which punish even worse, continue to be implemented. With 15 years imprisonmentAfter publication in the Official Gazette, the publication of any written statement that refers to El Salvador’s “territorial Control” was made. The journalistic union classified it as a “gag”.
According to Efe, Wednesday’s publication of the April 5 edition (Official Gazette) contained the reforms that Congress approved without study and which were requested by the government. These are the two reforms. One refers to the Law for the Prohibition of Gangs; the other to the Penal Code.
The first textually prohibits the media from “the reproduction and transmission to the general population of messages or communications originating or allegedly originating from said criminal groups, which could generate anxiety and panic in the population”
President of the Association of Journalists of El Salvador, (APES). César Castro Fagoaga,He stated in a press conference, that they view these reforms as an attempt to censor media.