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1 Decree No. 696 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that through Decree legislative Nº 1030, dated 26 April 1997, published in Official Journal No. 105, Tomo No. 335, on 10 June of that same year, the criminal code was issued.
II. public officials, public authority, agents of the National Civil Police and military elements that perform exceptionally public safety, as well as prison staff and the protection of persons subject to special security staff, have frequently been the subject of attacks or attacks against their lives and physical integrity, because the performance of his duty or fee to play.
III.-that in order to perform some specific actions to combat this kind of acts that threaten the lives and physical integrity of persons concerned, it is necessary to increase the penalty for the crime of aggravated homicide, in the case in particular, to try to eradicate the previously described behavior found.
IV.-Likewise, the real and personal property of the Corporation police, have also been the subject of attacks by criminal groups, who with their actions, represent a serious risk to the individual and collective legal property protected by the criminal law.
V in attention to the exposed approaches, it is necessary to introduce relevant reforms to the criminal code.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the President of the Republic, by the Minister of Justice and public security.
DECREES the following: reforms to the code PENAL Art. 1.-replaced in article 129, paragraph 10) and the final paragraph by the following: "10) when it is executed against a person on the occasion as a public official, agent, public authority of authority, members of the armed, security personnel of Penal centers, security personnel of the juvenile detention centres or protection of persons subject to special security staff" , is that they are or not in the exercise of their functions.
2. in the cases of paragraphs 3, 4 and 7, the penalty shall be twenty to thirty years in prison; in the case of the numerals 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9, the penalty shall 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."
Article 2.-added to article 222, paragraph 6), in the following manner: "6) if the damage is or she causes in movable or immovable property used by the National Civil Police, the Directorate General of prisons or the El Salvador armed force."
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, in the fifth day of the month of June of the year two thousand fourteen.
OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.
ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDES SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJIVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
IRMA PALACIOS LOURDES VASQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGLE MILE, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, nineteen days after the month of June of the year two thousand fourteen.
PUBLISHED, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
3 benito Antonio Lara Fernández Minister of Justice and public security.
D. OR. No. 114 volume no. 403 date: June 23, 2014 FNM/geg 28-07-2014 legislative index
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