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The Jesuits Massacre Case
Recent News Articles
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.
Lectura de Sentencia Contra Coronel Montano se Pospone Para este Martes
by Gabriel LabradorEl Faro
August 26th, 2013
Los testigos en el juicio por fraude migratorio contra el exviceministro de Seguridad Pública salvadoreño terminaron de rendir sus declaraciones este lunes, en Boston, Estados Unidos. La lectura de la sentencia se pospuso para este martes y los querellantes esperan que abra el camino para tramitar la extradición pedida por España por el asesinato de los sacerdotes jesuitas en 1989.
EUA Acusa a Testigo de Coronel Montano de Ser También un Violador de los Derechos Humanos
by Gabriel LabradorEl Faro
August 22nd, 2013
Este jueves inició la audiencia para sentenciar el exviceministro de Seguridad salvadoreño, acusado en Estados Unidos por fraude migratorio, y requerido en España por el asesinato de los sacerdotes jesuitas. La defensa presenta como testigo de descargo al general Mauricio Vargas, a quien el gobierno estadounidense descalifica acusándolo de ser él, también, un violador de derechos humanos.

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