August 17, 2022
Americas El Salvador news

El Salvador court orders arrest of former president over 1989 priest massacre

Alfredo Cristiani, who left the country in 2021, is accused of knowing of military plans to massacre six Jesuit priests

A court in El Salvador has ordered the arrest of former president Alfredo Cristiani in relation to the 1989 massacre of six Jesuit priests and two others by soldiers.

Prosecutors allege that Cristiani knew of the military’s plan to eliminate the priests and did nothing to stop them.

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