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Recent News Articles
The New York Times: Former Defendant in CJA Case Can be Deported
March 12th, 2015
On March 11, 2015, the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova’s appeal to cancel his removal from the United States for having ordered the torture and extrajudicial killings of civilians in El Salvador, including the torture of CJA clients Dr. Juan Romagoza Arce and Mr. Pedro Daniel Alvarado. Read more in this New York Times article.
Deportation Upheld Of Salvadoran Ex-Official For Torture, Killings
by Suzanne GamboaNBC News
March 11th, 2015
An immigration appeals panel has upheld the deportation order of a former El Salvador defense minister who oversaw the torture and killings of thousands of civilians during that country's bloody civil war.
CJA Executive Director Dixon Osburn in The New York Times
by Dixon OsburnThe New York Times
March 9th, 2015
Letter to the editor urges Sri Lanka to engage directly with the United Nations investigation and facilitate open and secure engagement for victims in conflict-affected areas. It should immediately appoint an independent prosecutor, autonomous from the attorney general, to investigate past crimes, as Sri Lanka’s own 1994 and 1998 disappearances commissions have recommended.

Recent Press Releases
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.
Supreme Court Upholds Torture, Crimes Against Humanity Decision Against Former Somali Warlord, Virginia Resident
Supreme Court lets stand a ruling awarding CJA clients $21 million in damages for torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and other human rights abuses committed by former Somali Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Mohamed Ali Samantar.