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El Salvador: justice?

Salvadoran and U.S. human rights groups praised a judge of Spain's National Court for issuing indictments and arrest warrants for a 1989 massacre in El Salvador.

Judge Eloy Velasco named 20 former Salvadoran military officers in the murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her 16-year-old daughter at El Salvador's Central American University.

Five of the priests were Spanish citizens.

As many as 75,000 civilians were killed in the country's 12-year civil war, when clergy and laity were targeted by death squads linked to the Salvadoran government.


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