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The World

June 01, 1986

A leftist guerrilla captured by Salvadoran police said that four human rights groups supported by the Roman Catholic Church serve as political fronts for the rebels in El Salvador and divert foreign donations to them. Luz Janet Alfaro Pena, speaking at Treasury Police headquarters where she has been held since her arrest May 20, listed the four as the Human Rights Commission, for which she worked; the Committee of Displaced People; the Committee of Political Prisoners, and the Committee of Mothers of Missing Persons. A church spokesman denied the allegation.

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