Judiciary trying to convince witnesses to come forward

The Poder Judicial is embarking on a campaign to have citizens come forward as witnesses in criminal cases. The slogan is “Be part of the solution” which in Spanish is Sea parte de la Solución.

Judicial workers will be hanging banners and posted in various public institutions all over the country, they said Thursday.

The effort is a project of the Presidencia of the Corte Suprema de Justicia and of the Departamento de Prensa y Comunicación Organizacional.

Being a witness to a crime can be hazardous to a person’s health. Witnesses have been assassinated on the eve of trials. In other cases, robbers warn their victims not to report the crime to the police.

Sometimes when police arrive at the scene of a crime, no one in the area admits to having seen what happened. The campaign addresses this mindset.

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