Current information on treatment of deserters. [SLV9019]

In addition to the information contained in previous responses to information requests on the subject, references to the current treatment of deserters could not be found among the sources currently available to the IRBDC.
For your information, please find attached a copy of a document sent to the IRBDC by El Rescate Human Rights Department, a California-based organization dedicated to monitoring the situation in El Salvador. The attached document provides a compilation of news items that contain references to army and guerrilla deserters, from 1987 to 1991. The two news items referring to the arrest or capture of deserters at their home are based on information given by the opposition Human Rights Commission of El Salvador (CDHES): one case, a deserter from the Fifth Infantry Brigade, was reportedly captured by members of the Civil Defense; the other, an army deserter, was reportedly captured by men in civilian clothes. The latter case is also mentioned in the Response to Information Request No. 4047.

El Rescate Human Rights Department. 19 July 1991. "El Rescate Human Rights Department Caselist Search on Key Word: Deserter." Los Angeles: El Rescate Human Rights Department.