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El Salvador: 4 Former Soldiers Arrested for 1989 Murders of 6 Jesuit Priests

HeadlineFeb 08, 2016

Meanwhile, authorities in El Salvador have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the murders of six Jesuit priests in 1989. Prosecutors say soldiers killed the priests, their housekeeper and the housekeeper’s daughter to silence the priests’ criticism of abuses committed by the U.S.-backed military. Five of the priests were Spanish. The arrests came after a U.S. judge paved the way for a former Salvadoran colonel to face charges in Spain for helping orchestrate the priests’ killings.

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