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The Jesuits Massacre Case

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The Jesuits Massacre Case
Recent News Articles
Cristiani supo al momento de la masacre de jesuitas de El Salvador
by Juan Jose DaltonEl País
November 17th, 2014
La prestigiosa abogada Almudena Bernabeu afirma que hay pruebas que vinculan al expresidente que firmó la paz en el país centroamericano con el asesinato de sacerdotes de 1989
Remembering the Jesuits: Seeking justice in El Salvador after a quarter-century
by Norman StockwellThe Tico Times
November 17th, 2014
A look back at the tragic Jesuits Massacre in 1989 with insight from CJA International Attorney Almudena Bernabeu.
25th Anniversary of El Salvador Jesuit Murders
by Kate DoyleThe National Security Archive
November 16th, 2014
Although the perpetrators have yet to be brought to trial for their role in planning and ordering the crime, human rights lawyers at CJA believe they are closer than ever to achieving some measure of justice.
“El gobierno de El Salvador ha decidido no obstaculizar la extradición de Montano a España”
by Gabriel Labrador y Fátima PeñaEl Faro
November 14th, 2014
El caso Jesuitas sigue abierto en España. La mujer que impulsa desde 2008 la querella criminal en contra de los autores intelectuales del crimen reflexiona sobre los pactos de impunidad y los intereses políticos que siguen frenando el proceso.
25 Years After El Salvador Priest Killings, Groups Press For Justice
by Juan CastilloNBC News
November 13th, 2014
CJA sends a delegation to El Salvador to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Jesuits Massacre and discuss its case before the Spanish National Court.
Spain court upholds jurisdiction in 1989 El Salvador massacre case
by Alison SacriponteJurist
October 7th, 2014
The Criminal Chambers of the Spanish National Court decided unanimously Monday that Spain has jurisdiction to investigate the November 16, 1989, massacre of the Jesuits at the Central American University and their two employees as a crime against humanity after a reversal of legislation that had prevented Spanish jurisdiction over international crimes.

Recent Press Releases
Spanish Court Decision Marks Victory for Universal Jurisdiction
October 3rd, 2014
In a major reversal of recent legislation that curtailed Spanish jurisdiction over international crimes, the Spanish National Court has decided unanimously that Spain has jurisdiction to investigate the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests, a housekeeper, and her 16-year old daughter at the Central American University (UCA) as a crime against humanity. This decision is based on an appeal filed by CJA and APDHE on behalf of the families of the victims of the Jesuits Massacre. Click here to read more.
Conclusion of Sentencing of Former Salvadoran Military Commander Responsible for Jesuits Massacre To Occur Next Week in Boston
August 14th, 2013
Former Salvadoran Vice Minister of Defense for Public Security Inocente Orlando Montano will be sentenced for violating federal criminal immigration fraud and perjury laws in the United States. The sentencing phase, which began in January, should conclude on August 22.
Jesuits Massacre: Spain Requests Extradition of Salvadoran Ex-Military Officials from El Salvador and the U.S.
January 12th, 2012
CJA has confirmed that the formal extradition requests from the Spanish Government have arrived in El Salvador, with simultaneous transmittal to the United States likely, for fifteen former members of the Salvadoran military, including members of the high command. The defendants have all been charged with conspiracy to assassinate and the assassination of 5 Spanish Jesuits and 3 Salvadoran citizens. Of these requests, 13 are for defendants in El Salvador, and 2 are for defendants in the United States