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El Salvador backs mass trials for thousands held in crime crackdown

Police officers and soldiers escort a young man to a detention centre, in San Salvador, El Salvador, on 2nd May, 2022.

San Salvador, El SalvadorReuters El Salvador’s Congress on Wednesday approved group trials for the tens of thousands of people arrested during President Nayib Bukele’s crackdown on criminal gangs, which has given the country one of the world’s highest incarceration rates. The legislation will allow prosecutors to simultaneously try up to hundreds of people alleged to […]