National security Archive – «GUILTY»: Justice for the Jesuits in El Salvador

Spanish Court holds Col. Montano Accountable for Jesuit Massacre

National Security Archive Hails Verdict in Jesuit Case

Universal Jurisdiction Used to Convict Salvadoran Officer of State Terror

Sep 11, 2020 Update

Washington D.C., September 11, 2020 – In a highly-anticipated, and long-awaited ruling, the National Court of Spain today convicted a retired Salvadoran military colonel for acts of state terrorism and murder in the assassination of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her teenaged daughter more than thirty years ago.  The tribunal, presided by lead judge José Antonio Mora Alarcón, found retired Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano “guilty … of five counts of murder of a terrorist nature.”

The historic judgement marks the culmination of decades of work by the families of the victims, the Jesuit community, lawyers, experts, scholars, eyewitnesses, and human rights organizations in the United States and in El Salvador to bring to justice those responsible for the shocking crimes committed on the morning of November 16, 1989 (…)

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