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Photo of the stage where Tribunal testimonies took place.

Francisco Antonio Rivas of COPPES, the Committee of Ex-Political Prisoners of El Salvador, gives testimony about his experience as a torture survivor. COPPES was formed by political prisoners while still behind bars as a way to organize in defense of their rights. It is estimated that thousands were subjected to arbitrary detention, torture, and imprisonment without trial during the armed conflict. ////

Francisco Antonio Rivas, un miembro de COPPES (Comité de Ex-Presos Políticos de El Salvador) comparte su testimonio como sobreviviente de tortura. El COPPES fue formado por prisioneros políticos cuando se encontrabajan todavía tras las rejas como una forma de organizarse y defender sus derechos. Se estima que miles de salvadoreños sufrieron la detención arbitraria, la tortura, y el encarcelamiento sin un juicio justo durante el conflicto armado.

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