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The Jesuits Massacre Case

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The Jesuits Massacre Case
Recent News Articles
Salvadoran military man linked to 1989 Jesuit massacre faces extradition to Spain
by Linda Cooper & James HodgeNational Catholic Reporter
April 21st, 2015
A historic trial on the 1989 Jesuit massacre in El Salvador is a step closer to reality now that the U.S. Justice Department is seeking to extradite a former Salvadoran army colonel to Spain to face murder and terrorism charges in connection with the Jesuit case.
Prisión sin fianza para salvadoreño reclamado por España por crimen de jesuitas
by EfeEfe
El excoronel y exviceministro de Defensa salvadoreño Inocente Montano, reclamado por España por el asesinato de cinco jesuitas españoles en El Salvador en 1989, quedó hoy en prisión provisional en EEUU a la espera de la vista de extradición, informó a Efe un portavoz del Departamento de Justicia.
EEUU entrega la pieza clave del 'caso Ellacuría'
by Antonio Rubio & Nuria LopezEl Mundo
"Estados Unidos procura la extradición de un ex oficial del ejército salvadoreño a España para enfrentarse a los cargos por participación en la masacre de los jesuitas de 1989". Así hizo público el pasado martes 7 de abril el Gobierno de EEUU, a través de un documento al que ha tenido acceso EL MUNDO, el anuncio de la extradición del ex coronel salvadoreño Inocente Orlando Montano por participar en los asesinatos de cinco sacerdotes jesuitas españoles, entre los que se encontraba el ideólogo de la Teoría de la Liberación Ignacio Ellacuría, en la madrugada del 16 de noviembre de 1989, en la Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (UCA).
US Requests Extradition of Salvadoran Colonel for Jesuit Deaths
by telesurtelesur
April 8th, 2015
The crime occurred 25 years ago during the Salvadoran civil war. The U.S. government asked a North Carolina court Wednesday to approve the extradition of a Salvadoran former colonel and minister to Spain for the murders of six Jesuit priests, five of whom were Spaniards, in 1989.
U.S. wants Salvadoran ex-colonel to face murder charges in ’89 deaths
by Michael DoyleMcClatchy DC
April 8th, 2015
WASHINGTON — Inocente Orlando Montano Morales went from elite military training in Georgia and a high-ranking position in El Salvador to a lowly prison cell in North Carolina. Now the Justice Department wants to pack off the 72-year-old Salvadoran former army colonel to face murder charges in Spain for his alleged role in a 1989 massacre in El Salvador. The new charges reopen a notorious chapter in Central American history, and they come just days before Montano Morales is set to be freed from the privately run Winton, N.C., prison that’s currently his home.
EE UU pide extraditar a España a un exmilitar salvadoreño acusado de matar a cinco jesuitas
by Beatriz Pascual MaciasLa Razon
April 8th, 2015
El Gobierno de Estados Unidos pidió hoy a un tribunal de Carolina del Norte que apruebe la extradición a España del excoronel y exviceministro de Seguridad salvadoreño Inocente Montano, acusado por el asesinato de cinco sacerdotes jesuitas españoles en El Salvador en 1989.

Recent Press Releases
Ex-Salvadoran Colonel Accused in Jesuit Massacre Faces Extradition to Spain to Stand Trial for Human Rights Violations
April 8th, 2015
The U.S. government filed a request seeking the extradition to Spain of Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano, the former Vice Minister of Public Safety in El Salvador, for his role in the 1989 Jesuit massacre, in which six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter were murdered in San Salvador.
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