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El Salvador Ex-President Alfredo Cristiani Charged in 1989 Jesuit Priest Massacre

HeadlineFeb 28, 2022

In El Salvador, prosecutors have charged former President Alfredo Cristiani and former military officers in the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests carried out by a U.S.-trained death squad. The priests’ housekeeper and her daughter were also killed. An amnesty that previously shielded those involved in the massacre was lifted in 2016, but so far only one man, Salvadoran Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano, has been held responsible. He was convicted by a Spanish court in 2020 and sentenced to 133 years for the killings of five of the priests, who were from Spain.

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