Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Does not Prevent Extradition in old Salvadoran Murder Case

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Linda Ramirez

Many have reported the Magistrate’s decision in In Re Request by Spain for the Extradition of Inocente Orlando Montano Morales to have far reaching consequences. Orlando Montano Morales, the relator in this extradition case, is one of seventeen military officials currently accused of the murder of six Jesuit priests, a housekeeper and her daughter in 1989.  It was the amnesty law of 1993 that resulted in the release from custody of some officers and prevented the prosecution of the remainder. Inocente Orlando Montano Morales along with others are now being prosecuted in Spain for the terrorist murder of five of the priests.