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    SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

    The slow progress towards a restoration of human rights in strife-torn El Salvador took another tentative step forward on November 21 when the country's first human rights convention was held in the capital, San Salvador.

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    1. GV INTERIOR Congress with delegates ZOOM IN TO speaker. 0.13
    2. SV Mothers of disappeared victims wearing white headcovering, black dress and rose 0.26
    3. GV Committee on stage standing for national anthem 0.33
    4. SV Unidentified spokesman speaking (SPANISH SOT) with (ENGLISH TRANSLATION SOT), CUTAWAYS mothers with roses and black dresses, press corps (5 shots) 1.58
    TRANSCRIPT (SEQUENCE FOUR) (ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF SPANISH SPEECH)
    SPOKESMAN: "Owing to this work that we're carrying out, (indistinct), four members of our commission have been murdered. All of those who were killed (indistinct) all of them were killed at the hands of the armed forces (indistinct. (indistinct) three of our four members have disappeared (indistinct) and our offices have been victims of bomb attacks.
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    Background: SAN SALVADOR, EL SALVADOR

    The slow progress towards a restoration of human rights in strife-torn El Salvador took another tentative step forward on November 21 when the country's first human rights convention was held in the capital, San Salvador. Among the hundreds who gathered to heat the conference speakers was a group of mothers of some of the thousands who have been found murdered -- or have disappeared -- during the five years of vicious civil war between insurgent forces and United States-backed government troops. The mothers, dressed in black dresses with red roses and with a white veils covering their heads, heard a committee member denounce "right-wing military death squads" for the murder of four human rights advocates and the unexplained disappearance of at least three others. El Salvador's President Jose Napoleon Duarte, elected by a substantial margin last December, has vowed to stamp out killings by both wing "death squads" and by hard-line factions of the left, and to implement a programme of constitutional civil rights all Salvadorans.

    Source: REUTERS - CARLOS ROSAS

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8TXZG7KOEJT06DNCOS8838G1H
    Media URN:
    VLVA8TXZG7KOEJT06DNCOS8838G1H
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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