Reform Is Article 99 Of The Criminal Code And Article 32 Of The Code Of Criminal Procedure.

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE EL ART. 99 DEL CÓDIGO PENAL Y EL ART. 32 DEL CÓDIGO PROCESAL PENAL.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR

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DECREE NO 217

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That by Legislative Decree No. 1030, dated April 26, 1997, published in Official Journal No. 105, Volume N ° 335, of June 10 of the same

year, the Criminal Code was issued.

II. Legislative N ° 733, dated 22 October 2008

in Official Journal No 20, Volume N ° 382, dated January 30, 2009, the Criminal Procedure Code was enacted.

III.-That in accordance with the provisions of Articles 32, 34 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the prescription occurs because the prosecution of the crime has not been initiated, or In the absence of any of the causes of suspension or interruption in the calculation of the same, in accordance with Articles 35 and 36 of the same Code, it has been initiated, due to the inactivity of their persecution in the criminal proceedings

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IV.-That in order to eradicate and contribute to the fight of crimes committed

against freedom The criminal code and the Penal Code are necessary to make such crimes, in view of the fact that

have occurred, the criminal code of the minors and to comply with a true justice for them. facts, the minor is not usually able to speak about it, much less to denounce.

FOR TANTO,

in use of its Constitutional faculties and at the initiative of the Deputies and the Lorena Deputies

Guadalupe Peña Mendoza, Guillermo Antonio Gallegos Navarrete, Patricia Valdivieso and with the support of the Diputados and the Deputies Rodrigo Avila Aviles, Lucia del Carmen Ayala de Leon, Carmen Elena Calderón Sol de Escalon and Ricardo Andres Velasquez Parker.

DECCRETA, the following:

CRIMINAL CODE AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURAL CODE REFORMS

Art. 1. Reform the fourth paragraph of Article 99 of the Penal Code, as follows:

" It is not prescribed in the following cases: torture, acts of terrorism, kidnapping, genocide, violation of laws or customs of war, enforced disappearance of persons, political persecution,

ideological, racial, by sex or religion, and the crimes committed against the sexual freedom of minor or incapable, provided that these are facts whose beginning of execution was after the validity of the present Code. '

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Art 2.-Reform the final paragraph of Article 32 of the Criminal Procedure Code, as follows: Way:

" Does not prescribe criminal action in the following cases: torture, acts of terrorism, kidnapping, genocide, violation of laws or customs of war, enforced disappearance of persons and crimes committed against sexual freedom minor or unable, provided that these are facts whose start of

execution after the validity of this Code. "

Art. 3.-This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal

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GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, ten days of the month of

December of the year two thousand fifteen.

LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA,

PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, ANA VILMA ALMASEZ DE ESCOBAR,

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ SERAFIN ORANTES RODRÍGUEZ, NORMAN NOEL QUIJANO GONZÁLEZ, THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

SANTIAGO FLORES ALFARO, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, DAVID ERNESTO REYES MOLINA,

FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

MARIO ALBERTO TENORIO GUERRERO, REYNALDO ANTONIO LÓPEZ CARDOZA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

JACKELINE NOEMI RIVERA AVALOS, JORGE ALBERTO ESCOBAR BERNAL, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

ABILIO ORESTES RODRÍGUEZ MENJÍVAR, JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ,

SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

PRESIDENTIAL HOUSE: San Salvador, at the twenty-two days of December of the year two thousand fifteen.

PUBESLOSE,

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Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the Republic.

Benito Antonio Lara Fernández,

Minister of Justice and Public Security.

D. O. N ° 237 Tomo N ° 409

Date: December 23, 2015

SP/adar 10-02-2016

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