Hear My Testimony: Maraia Teresa Tula, Human Rights Activist of El Salvador

By María Teresa Tula; Lynn Stephen | Go to book overview
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CHAPTER 9

ANOTHER BOMBING AND
MORE DISAPPEARANCES

The first time they bombed the CO-MADRES office was in 1980. They put the bomb in the garage below the building, and our office had the most damage. All the windows were shattered, our machinery was ruined from the explosion, and we were frightened. The director of the National Guard came and told us that he was investigating the extent of the damage caused by the bombing done by terrorists. We never found out who was responsible for the bombing. After they bombed our office, they placed a bomb in the main door of the non-governmental Human Rights Commission. We shared a building with them. They were on the first floor and we were on the second floor. After these two bombings we stopped going to the office very much. We stopped going completely when we found three decapitated bodies in front of the main entrance to the building.

It was horrible. We were sure that these bodies were meant as a signal that the same thing would happen to us if we didn't stop doing our work. After these mutilated corpses appeared on our doorstop, the situation got even worse.

The first person they captured was Delmi González, the daughter of a long time CO-MADRES member. She was a young woman, about 22 years old. One day she went with some friends to Planes de Renderos, a place just outside the city. It's well known in El Salvador as a place you can go to get a great view of the city and relax. It's nice and cool, very pleasant. There is a big wooded area you can walk around in. You can

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