Editor’s note: The Washington Blade published a Spanish version of this article on July 31. SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Three police officers in El Salvador have been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of a transgender woman in 2019. “20 years in prison for three PNC (National Civil Police) officers for the murder of a member of the LGBTI community,” wrote El Salvador Attorney General Raúl Melara on his Twitter account after announcing the San Salvador court’s verdict against Carlos Rosales, Jaime Mendoza and Luis Avelar for kidnapping Camila Díaz Córdova on Jan.
31, 2019. Díaz was found hours later with various injuries to her body. She died at Rosales National Hospital on Feb. 3, 2019.