Spanish judge seeks arrest of Salvadoran military for murder of Jesuits
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Spanish judge seeks arrest of Salvadoran military for murder of Jesuits

San Salvador : El Salvador | May 30, 2011 at 10:47 AM PDT
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A judge of the Spanish National Court ordered the arrest of 20 military and former Salvadoran military for their alleged involvement in the murder of six Jesuits and two women in 1989 at the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA) in El Salvador.Judge Eloy Velasco issued an international arrest warrant, under a judicial principle that allows the prosecution of certain crimes even if committed in another country.The murder occurred the morning of November 16, 1989. That day, elements of the Salvadoran military stormed the campus of UCA and killed the rector of the Universidad Centroamericana (UCA), Spanish Ellacuría, the priests of the same nationality Amando López, Juan Ramón Moreno, Segundo Montes and Ignacio Martín Baró, and the Salvadoran Joaquín Lopez y Lopez, the cook, Julia Elba Ramos and her daughter Celina, aged 16.Ellacuría was one of the leading voices in Latin America of the current call Christian liberation theology.In 1991 there was a lawsuit in El Salvador against several soldiers, but the two defendants in that trial were freed in the early 90's, after the adoption of an amnesty law in the country.

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karasiwo is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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