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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:21 PM

Rights court investigates 1981 Salvador massacre

Rights court investigates 1981 Salvador massacre

The Inter-American Court began hearing testimony on the "Battalion Atlacatl" atrocities government denies ever took place

El País Madrid 27 ABR 2012 - 16:26 CET

The Inter-American Court began hearing testimony on Tuesday on a massacre of close to 1,000 El Salvador residents in the Morazán department in 1981.

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Witnesses say that the victims were murdered by members of the "Battalion Atlacatl" and other units of the Salvadoran army. The alleged incidents took place between December 10 and 13, 1981 in more than a half-a-dozen towns and villages in Morazán. For many decades, the Salvadoran government has denied that the massacre ever took place.

One of the witnesses, María del Rosario López Sánchez, a former resident of La Joya and who lost 22 relatives in the atrocities, said that many survivors were too afraid to come forward with information. López Sánchez was forced to flee to the nearby hills, where she lived in hiding for six years.

Salvador Méndez, deputy attorney general, told the court that the 1993 amnesty law, which covered all crimes during the 1980-1992 armed conflict, has helped many former military officials from being charged with crimes from the past. The victims were represented by the Washington-based Center of Justice and Internal Law and Catholic Archdiocese Human Rights office in El Salvador.

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http://elpais.com/elpais/2012/04/27/inenglish/1335535364_845644.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:12 PM

1. The wheels of justice grind slowly and

hopefully just as fine.

I'm sure we played some part in it as we seemed to have played parts in all atrocities in the southern and central americas.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:24 PM

2. Don't think too much of your country,do you? We played parts in

ALL atrocities?

Amazing.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #2)

Tue May 1, 2012, 07:51 AM

4. Have you ever heard of General Singlaub? n/t

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #4)

Tue May 1, 2012, 01:55 PM

5. Thanks for sharing that link on General Singlaub. Have heard of many of his cohorts.

It's important to have seen more into their operations through this report.

Very helpful, have saved it for future reference.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Tue May 1, 2012, 10:46 PM

6. Wherever he went, destruction followed

all the way from Vietnam. Is the bastard dead? I hope so.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #6)

Wed May 2, 2012, 03:52 AM

7. Just went to check his Wiki.He hasn't had the courtesy to shove off, yet. Born 7-10-1921.

No indication he ever disappeared himself. He just disappears OTHERS.

What a miserable shame.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #7)

Wed May 2, 2012, 06:49 PM

8. I'm sure the doddering son of a bitch is still

stirring the pot of destruction then. I wonder about him every time I see another war start in some place off beat; like Fiji.

Thanks for the info!

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 07:31 PM

3. It's tragic the only ones who don't know about it are U.S. Americans, isn't it?

If any of the people who live in ignorance regarding what has been going on behind the suffering, tragic massacres, etc. in Central and South America, (oh, yeah, "what suffering?") bothered to stir him/herself enough to start doing his/her homework, he'd have a lot of catching up to do, wouldn't he/she?

Sad to realize most of them will probably die of old age STILL ignorant.

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