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UNITED NATIONS : Truth-Telling

March 09, 1993

The U.N.-appointed Truth Commission on Monday will issue a long-awaited report on hundreds of human rights violations committed during 12 years of civil war in El Salvador.

The report is expected to blame specific military and guerrilla leaders for crimes ranging from torture to murder. It is also expected to examine civilian participation in the financing and organizing of death squads.

The government of President Alfredo Cristiani sought at the last minute to have the names of the accused omitted from the report. The request was denied. The Truth Commission, made up of three non-Salvadoran civilians, was formed as part of peace accords that last year ended fighting in which more than 70,000 people lost their lives.

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