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Ex-Salvadoran Colonel Is Ordered to Pay for Crimes Against Humanity

A federal jury in Memphis yesterday found a former military colonel from El Salvador responsible for crimes against humanity during that country’s civil war in the 1980’s and ordered him to pay $6 million in damages. The nine-member jury found that the colonel, Nicolás Carranza, had “command responsibility” for the torture of a Salvadoran who was forced to confess falsely to killing an American military adviser, Lt. Cmdr. Albert Schaufelberger, in 1983. Full Story

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