Accused in Killing of Jesuits Arrested in US
According to the Boston Globe, federal agents arrested former Salvadoran military colonel Inocente Orlando Montano on unrelated charges this week. He is one of the twenty former military members accused of the murder of the six UCA Jesuits and two women in 1989. Now in custody, Spanish officials can request his extradition to Spain to face trial. He has been living in the US for 10 years.
From the Globe:
He was discovered in Massachusetts by the Center for Justice and Accountability, a San Francisco-based human rights organization that in 2008 filed suit against the 20 defendants in Spain, leading to the new indictments in May.
“We are pleased that US authorities finally acted and arrested Montano, even though the action was only related to immigration fraud,’’ Almudena Bernabeu, a lawyer for the center, said in a statement. “This arrest gives Spanish authorities an opportunity to formally request Montano’s extradition, which, if the US observes, would once and for all result in a trial and justice for this terrible crime.’’
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