Salvadoran officers indicted over 1989 Jesuit killings

A judge in Spain has ordered the arrest of 20 military officers from El Salvador for the 1989 killing of six Jesuit priests and two women.

The priests, their housekeeper and her daughter were shot dead by soldiers during El Salvador’s civil war.

The case was filed using Spain’s universal jurisdiction law, which holds that some crimes are so grave that they can be tried anywhere.

Among those indicted are two former defence ministers — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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