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International Commission of Jurists Advocates for Justice and Human Rights. The 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests and two of their household family at the Central American University (UCA) in San Salvador stunned even those who were familiar with the brutal violence of the Salvadoran Civil War. The eight, murdered in the early morning of November 16, joined the litany of 70,000 other men, women, and children who had been killed in a war of attrition that has spanned a dozen years.

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The savage murders had occurred November 16, 1989 in the residence of the Jesuits, located on the campus of the Central American University 'Jose Simeon Canas, ' and was accompanied by serious damages to the premises, highly destructive weapons have been used in the attack.

During the Salvadoran Civil War, on 16 November 1989, Salvadoran Army soldiers killed six Jesuits and two others at their residence on the campus of José Simeón Cañas Central American University (UCA El Salvador) in San Salvador, El Salvador

During the Salvadoran Civil War, on 16 November 1989, Salvadoran Army soldiers killed six Jesuits and two others at their residence on the campus of José Simeón Cañas Central American University (UCA El Salvador) in San Salvador, El Salvador. The Jesuits were advocates of a negotiated settlement between the government of El Salvador and the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), the guerilla organization that had fought the government for a decade.

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A Breach of Impunity is an account of one of the most consequential trials in recent history and one which has lasting implications for the establishment of human rights in El Salvador. It is an account of the trial of the nine member s of the El Salvadoran military accused of the assassination of six Jesuits priests, their cook, and her 15-year-old daughter at the Central American University in San Salvador, November 16, 1989. Although the Jesuits are not the first religious victims of the Salvadoran Civil War, which has claimed the lives of 75,000, the assassinations have touched off world-wide concern over the issue of the government’s response to military terrorism.
A Breach of Impunity: The Trial for the Murders of Jesuits in El Salvador download epub
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Author: International Commission of Jurists
ISBN: 0823214435
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Language: English
Publisher: Fordham University Press (January 1, 1993)
Pages: 81 pages