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US ruling against Salvadoran ex-General a ‘huge’ victory for victims

Headline Title:  US ruling against Salvadoran ex-General a ‘huge’ victory for victims 07 March 2012 A US court ruling that paves the way for a former Salvadoran Defence Minister to be deported from the US on the basis of his involvement in cases of rape, torture and extrajudicial killings in El Salvador in the 1980s is a huge victory for victims, a lawyer in the case has told Amnesty International. On 23 February 2012, a Florida immigration judge found that former General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova – who has lived in the USA since 1989 – could be sent back to El Salvador over his…

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