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1. Decree No. 106 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that through Legislative Decree N ° 1030, dated 26 April 1997, published in the official journal N ° 105, volume N ° 335, 10 June of the same year, was issued the criminal code.
II.-that in our country there have been reprehensible crimes by intolerance and hatred, especially directed against victims because of their gender, identity and expression of gender or sexual orientation. Such crimes must be investigated and punished with all the rigor of the law.
III. who is fit aggravating circumstances to the offences of homicide and threats in the criminal code, to punish more rigorously the punishable acts motivated by racial, ethnic, religious, political, generic hatred, identity and expression of gender or sexual orientation.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the deputies Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos, Norma Cristina Cornejo Amaya, Idalia Patricia Zepeda Azahar and the deputies Jaime Gilberto Valdés Hernández and Carlos Mauricio Zambrano Campos.
DECREED: The following reforms to the Penal Code, promulgated by Legislative Decree N ° 1030, dated 26 April 1997, published in the official journal N ° 105, take N ° 335, 10 June of the same year.
Article 1.-added a paragraph 11 to subsection first and reform the second paragraph of the articulo129 of the criminal code, in the following manner: "11) when he is motivated by racial, ethnic, religious, political, hate to identity and expression of gender or sexual orientation."
"IN THE CASE OF THE NUMERALS 3, 4 AND 7, THE PENALTY WILL BE TWENTY TO THIRTY YEARS IN PRISON; IN the case of the numerals 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11 the penalty will be from thirty to fifty years in prison; AND IN THE CASE OF PARAGRAPH 10, THE PENALTY SHALL BE FROM FORTY TO SIXTY YEARS IN PRISON."
2 article 2.-Add a numeral 5 to paragraph first of article 155 of the criminal code, in the following terms: "5) if the threats were motivated by hatred of racial, ethnic, religious, political, identity and expression of gender or sexual orientation."
Article 3.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, to the three days of the month September of two thousand fifteen.
LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, PRESIDENT.
GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, ANA VILMA ALBANEZ DE ESCOBAR, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, NORMAN NOEL QUIJANO GONZÁLEZ, THIRD VICE-PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
SANTIAGO FLORES ALFARO, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, DAVID ERNESTO REYES MOLINA, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
MARIO ALBERTO TENORIO GUERRERO, REYNALDO ANTONIO LOPEZ CARDOZA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
JACKELINE NOEMI RIVERA AVALOS, JORGE ALBERTO ESCOBAR BERNAL, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
ABILIO ORESTES RODRIGUEZ MENJIVAR, JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, to the twenty-second day of September in the year two thousand and fifteen.
PUBLISHED, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
3 benito Antonio Lara Fernandez, Minister of Justice and public security.
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