After learning that the Constitutional Chamber admitted the reopening of the case against those involved in the massacre of the Jesuit priests, including several former military chiefs, the former president Alfredo Cristiani, and others involved in this case, all will be notified of the process to appear in court.
A few days ago, the attorney general, Rodolfo Delgado, asked the highest court to reopen the case, as he did not agree with the decision taken on September 8, 2020, by the magistrates of the Criminal Chamber, who ordered the definitive closure of the case, for which they filed the process.
As of this resolution, the magistrates of the Criminal Chamber must rule on an appeal that the defenders of the aforementioned presented and that gave a guideline to the closing of the process in 2020, after the process will be known by the Third Court of Peace. All must appear at an initial hearing.
«The people who actually have to appear in court, whether they are former presidents, former ministers, former commanders of military garrisons, at the end of the day, we are going after the people who gave the order and those who covered up the events and made a fool of the Salvadoran justice system for 32 years» — Delgado warned about those named a couple of months ago.
One of the main people pointed out in this case is the former president Cristiani [ARENA, 1989-1994], who, according to the attorney general, had knowledge of the actions that the high command of the Armed Forces at that time would carry out against the religious, who were murdered on November 16, 1989.