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The Jesuits Massacre Case
Recent News Articles
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.
Audiencia Nacional española ordena que el caso jesuitas se investigue como crimen contra la humanidad
by Gabriel LabradorEl Faro
October 3rd, 2014
Hace siete meses una reforma en España obligó al juez que ventila la causa contra los asesinos de los jesuitas a que solo los investigara por terrorismo y no por crimen de lesa humanidad, como originalmente el mismo juez lo había calificado.
Ex-Salvadoran Commander Suspected in Priests' Killings Jailed in U.S.
by Tracy WilkinsonLos Angeles Times
August 28th, 2013
The long quest to bring the Salvadoran military killers of six Jesuit priests to justice has received a significant boost, human rights activists say, with the sentencing of a former commander -- on unrelated charges in a faraway Boston court.
Ex-Salvadoran Colonel Gets U.S. Prison Sentence
by Bridget MurphyABC News
August 28th, 2013
Human rights advocates called it a step toward justice Tuesday when a federal judge in Boston sentenced a Salvadoran ex-colonel to prison on separate charges as Spain attempts to prosecute him for war crimes during his country's civil conflict.
Violaciones a Derechos Humanos Envían a Prisión a Coronel Montano
by Gabriel LabradorEl Faro
August 27th, 2013
Aunque fue juzgado por fraude migratorio y perjurio en Estados Unidos, el exviceministro de Seguridad se convirtió en el primer militar salvadoreño cuya vinculación a violaciones a los derechos humanos pesó para que lo enviaran a prisión. Montano deberá cumplir 21 meses de cárcel, a la que entrará el 11 de octubre para esperar el curso del pedido de extradición a España, donde es procesado por el asesinato de los sacerdotes jesuitas.
Ex-Salvadoran Military Leader Sentencing Continues
by Bridget Murphy (Associated Press)ABC News
August 26th, 2013
A federal judge presiding over the immigration case of a former Salvadoran military colonel wants to know more about the status of Spain's request for the United States government to hand over the defendant for a war crimes trial.

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 the Jesuits at the Central American University (UCA) and their two employees 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