SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren criticized on Friday a Supreme Court ruling that would allow prosecutors to investigate crimes committed during a long civil war that ended nearly 25 years ago.
On Wednesday, the court struck down a 1993 amnesty law, which had barred investigation and possible prosecution of perpetrators of atrocities committed during the 1980-1992 conflict.
Sanchez Ceren told domestic television that the court decision does not address "the real and current problems of the country" and could threaten society's unity.
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"Far from helping to resolve the day-to-day problems of Salvadorans," Sanchez Ceren said, the court ruling "aggravates" them.
Sanchez Ceren is a former guerrilla commander for the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, now the ruling party, which had fought against the U.S.-backed military during the war.
Both sides were accused of crimes in the war, which left 75,000 people dead while another 8,000 disappeared.
(Reporting by Nelson Renteria; Editing by Richard Borsuk)