Spanish court to prosecute Jesuit killings case
The Center for Justice and Accountability announced today that a judge in Spain has agreed to initiate prosecution of in the case of the 1989 murder of the six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter:
Madrid January 13, 2009 – Today, the Judge of the 6th Chamber of the Spanish National Court agreed to initiate a criminal prosecution in the “Jesuits Massacre,” a crime which has gone unpunished for nineteen years, in which members of the Salvadoran military murdered six priests, their housekeeper and her 16-year-old daughter. Fourteen former officers, including General Ponce, Head of the Armed Forces Joint Chiefs of Staff, and General Rafael Humberto Larios, former Minister of Defense, are now formally charged with crimes against humanity and state terrorism for their role in the massacre. Additionally the Judge reserved the right, during the course of the investigation, to indict former Salvadoran President and Commander of the Armed Forces Alfredo Cristiani for his role in covering up the crime.
The case was filed by the San Francisco-based Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) and by the Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos en España (APDHE), a Spanish human rights association, on November 13, 2008. “The Judge's prompt action underscores the importance of this case not only for the families of the victims and the people of El Salvador but for the cause of human rights accountability around the globe,” said CJA Executive Director, Pamela Merchant. “We look forward to a successful prosecution of all of those responsible for this heinous act.”
Ah, let's not forget D'aubuisson and his death squads.
The best is yet to come!
For "specific facts you'd like to offer about the "thousands of guerrilla ajusticiamentos"" read recently published book called "Informe de una matanza. Grandeza y miseria en una guerrilla", written by former guerrilla fighters turned critics of the fmln.
Think they are fmln outcast and petit bourgoise traitors and do not deserve to be taken at face value, in spite of the book containing loads of personal accounts by victims relatives and whitnesses?
Ok, then heres a link to an account by victim's son and also witness and even participant of the crimes committed by Gruppenfuhrer Sanchez CEren via MAyo Sibrian against their own fighters:
Enjoy your reading.
Then check these videos on that matter:
Te right will loose, but will be a great opposition. History demands that, so lets all get on board.
Lets pave the road for the third option after the FMLN crashes as a futile government, as its inoperation and internal fighting will demonstrate to the people the need for a third option.
This will be the necessary development of El Salvador's political history.
The arrival of the FMLN to power will not be the end of history, will not be the redemption people expected, it will be the hard core birth of a new country amidst the corn rows, blue gagging baby dropped from the womb into the dust, being picked clean by its mother history, discarding the now useless placenta of the past to suckle on the warm milk of the future.
There should be no fear to change. It must be so, so that we may discard the two useless parties and make them the PCN and PDC of the future. Arena and the FMLN will one day be sitting pretty in the National Assembly but they will be just a reminder of an ugly past.
Even if it takes 100 years for that to pass.
But the New El Salvdor will be born out of the failure of the FMLN government that is coming up.
Not for just some.
Coincidence? NOP; that book from those guys IS GARBAGE and it has NO value at all. The book is a strategy from paid by ARENA to discredit the FMLN.
Ah, and just in case you don't know, centroamerica21 is owned by Geovani Galeas.
You should know more about Geovani Galeas, read this and watch those videos:
The families of the Dead are Traitors to the FMLN because they want to know where their bodies are.
Everyone who does not agree with the current story of the fmln, which is not HISTORY, but just a story, is a traitor.
What a happy world that of the FMLN were only the comision politica is all knowing and infalible.
Even if their truth is INFLATABLE.
Those who do not vote for the FMLN in these elections will be Agents of the CIA, Bought by ARENA and TRAITORS.
Let the Comision Politica make a Peoples tribunal.
Bring the observers from Europe, and the solidarity of the American Left, to watch the trials.
And dont film the executions.
Because then, if people believe in them, there will be more traitors to execute.
And bullets are not cheap.
Bring it. That's an argument NO ONE is making: I haven't heard any serious legal representative say we should pursue only atrocities committed by the right.
But in the law there is a concept called doing justice "in the case" -- i.e., the case being considered. It's usually a distraction to start trying to muddy the waters by talking about other cases, especially without any specifics.
1. The agreement to end the war did not include an amnesty. ARENA passed this over the objections of the opposition long after the peace accords had been signed.
2. The Salvadoran people did not give the Salvadoran government the right to amnesty itself, given that a. ARENA was "elected" in the context of widespread repression and intimidation b. the Salvadoran Constitution prevents the sitting government from granting itself an amnesty and c. international law prevents any government from granting amnesties for these crimes.
3. Spain certainly had/has an interest in the peace agreement. Spain sent troops to ONUSAL. Spain provided funds for implementing the peace accords. Spain also participated in diplomatic efforts to bring about the negotiated solution in the first place.
Well, Perhaps we should have a referendum on the Amnesty, lets find out how many of US salvadorans want to keep on opening the festering wounds.
That should finish the whole dastardly affair.
But you are absolutely ignorant of our history and, obviously, were not there for the 1989 elections for president when ARENA first came to power.
Let me tell you of my REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE then. We went to vote, without being pushed to do so. We got up very early before dawn, and made the lines, millions of us, to whom THE FMLN had forbidden to go and vote, and had warned that there would be violence by them to stop voting, and did resort to violence, and did burn public transport units which ran transporting people. The FMLN had decreed an illegal curfew to all public trasnport under the menace of their units being burned.
The people who owned the buses put them out into the street, and whitewashed them completely and covered with newspaper all the colorful signs which gave away the identity of the bus and of the company who owned it.
The drivers wore navarone caps pulled over their faces so that they were not recognized and retaliated against.
All this, while there was a campaign of assasination of elected mayors by the FMLN.
And we went to vote. Even though there were columns of guerrillas atacking the election posts, and the fighting was heard in the distance.
And when the FMLN shot at the lines of voters, we duck behind anything, waited for the attack to subside and guess what? we VOTED.
And ARENA was elected. Freely. Like the FMLN might this time around.
And that is called democracy.
But you are so high and mighty, and think of us as politically immature children, that you DARE to give us directions how to run OUR country.