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Recent News Articles
National Catholic Reporter: Former colonel faces extradition for charges of plotting Jesuits' slayings
by  Linda Cooper and James Hodge National Catholic Reporter
August 24th, 2015
Former Salvadoran Col. Inocente Orlando Montano sat in an orange jumpsuit in a North Carolina courtroom Aug. 19 as a federal judge considered his fate.
The Guardian: CJA Prepares for Jara Trial
by Jonathan Franklin & Jonathan WattsThe Guardian
July 23rd, 2015
CJA International Attorney Almudena Bernabeu is interviewed about CJA's preparations for the Florida trial against the Pinochet officer who participated in the murder of Victor Jara. “We are gearing up for a trial. I am gathering evidence and interviewing [former] members of the Chilean military," she said.
Important Human Rights Remedies at Stake in Mamani v. Berzain
CJA along with pro bono co-counsel Ropes & Gray LLP submitted an amicus brief to the Eleventh Circuit addressing human rights remedies at stake in the Center for Constitutional Rights' case Mamani v. Berzain. This blog post by Jonathan Schmidt and attorneys from Ropes & Gray LLP analyzes the human rights remedies at stake and outlines the arguments in our amicus brief.

Recent Press Releases
Senate Votes to Approve Torture Amendment
June 16th, 2015
The U.S. Senate votes for amendment banning the U.S. from ever again subjecting prisoners to brutal interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, “rectal feeding” and other practices. Click here to read more.
Former Salvadoran General Vides Casanova Deported from the U.S.
April 8th, 2015
General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova, the former Defense Minister of El Salvador who was found liable for human rights violations during the country’s civil war in the 1980s, was deported to El Salvador after living as a legal resident in Florida for over 25 years.
Ex-Salvadoran Colonel Accused in Jesuit Massacre Faces Extradition to Spain to Stand Trial for Human Rights Violations
April 8th, 2015
The U.S. government filed a request seeking the extradition to Spain of Colonel Inocente Orlando Montano, the former Vice Minister of Public Safety in El Salvador, for his role in the 1989 Jesuit massacre, in which six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper, and her daughter were murdered in San Salvador.