Sunday, December 04, 2011

Spain formally requests extradition in Jesuits case

The government of Spain has formally requested the extradition of 15 former Salvadoran military officers accused of directing or covering-up the November 1989 killings of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter.   As I wrote recently, this action forces the courts of El Salvador to act, and forces the country to consider whether and how the crimes against humanity from the civil war era will be addressed.   A lawyer for some of the officers said in an interview in El Faro that they had been expecting this development and were not worried.

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