Spain asks for extradition of El Salvador military

December 3, 2011

Elizabeth Malkin reports in the NY Times:

The Spanish government asked the United States and El Salvador Friday to extradite 15 former Salvadoran military officers in the 1989 murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her teenage daughter. The arrest warrants were issued in May by Judge Eloy Velasco of the Spanish National Court in a case brought under Spain’s universal jurisdiction law. The case was one of the most notorious of El Salvador’s civil war. Two of the defendants are in the United States and one of them, Inocente Orlando Montano, a former vice minister of public security, is in custody, facing immigrationcharges. The remaining 13 defendants are in El Salvador.

More in El País.