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El Salvador: 11 jailed for filmmaker's murder
11 Mar 2011
BY LAURA MACPHEE

A court in El Salvador has convicted 11 people for the 2009 murder of French journalist and filmmaker Christian Poveda. Two gang leaders were sentenced to 30 years in prison. Two other leaders have been jailed for 20 years, whilst the remaining seven face four years in prison. Poveda had made a film about street gang violence in El Salvador. The length of the trial caused consternation in certain quarters, with two days deemed insufficient to reach such a verdict.

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