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April 2, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A judge, citing a lack of evidence, has freed two former Salvadoran military officers and an industrialist jailed three years ago in a highly publicized probe into right-wing kidnapings. Judge Juan Hector Larios on Friday ordered the release of former Lt. Rodolfo Lopez Sibrian, former Maj. Jose Alfredo Jimenez Moreno and industrialist Orlando Llovera Ballete. Larios also canceled arrest warrants for five other people, including a former army colonel.
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April 2, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
A judge, citing a lack of evidence, has freed two former Salvadoran military officers and an industrialist jailed three years ago in a highly publicized probe into right-wing kidnapings. Judge Juan Hector Larios on Friday ordered the release of former Lt. Rodolfo Lopez Sibrian, former Maj. Jose Alfredo Jimenez Moreno and industrialist Orlando Llovera Ballete. Larios also canceled arrest warrants for five other people, including a former army colonel.
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March 1, 1986 | Associated Press
Two former national guardsmen linked to right-wing death squads have each been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murders of two Americans and a Salvadoran land reform official, the court secretary said Friday. The secretary, asking not to be identified by name, said the sentences were passed Tuesday against Jose Dimas Valle and Santiago Gomez Gonzalez, both former corporals, but no public announcement was made. The two were convicted of the killings Feb.
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February 14, 1986 | Associated Press
Two former corporals in the Salvadoran National Guard were found guilty of murder late Thursday in the 1981 shooting deaths of two American land reform experts and a Salvadoran. A five-member jury deliberated for nearly three hours before reaching its verdict in the one-day trial. Santiago Gomez Gonzalez and Jose Dimas Valle confessed to the killings after they were arrested in 1982, but the case has been mired in tortuous legal proceedings. Mark David Pearlman of Seattle, Michael P.
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May 21, 1986 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
A former police detective suspected of being a member of a kidnaping ring was killed by unidentified gunmen, Salvadoran officials said Tuesday. The victim, Edgar Linares, is the third suspect in the widely publicized kidnaping case to die in unusual circumstances. Officials said Linares was shot Sunday as he drove along a highway in the western province of Santa Ana.
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March 4, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Stung by criticisms of judicial failure, a government prosecutor in El Salvador is considering a way to reopen a case against two Salvadoran army officers linked to the January, 1981, murders of two American labor advisers and a Salvadoran land reform official. A trial of two Salvadoran army enlisted men, the confessed gunmen in the killings, is expected to open this spring. So far, though, their superiors have gone free. Charges against one of the officers, Lt.
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April 7, 1986 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
Four high-ranking Salvadoran army officers are among people being investigated as suspected members of a kidnaping ring that abducted members of El Salvador's wealthy families for ransoms totaling several million dollars, sources close to the case said Sunday.
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June 27, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Unexpected testimony from three witnesses is expected to lead to criminal charges against a military officer linked to the 1981 slaying of a Salvadoran land reform official and two American labor advisers, a U.S. Embassy spokesman said Wednesday. The witnesses all said that the officer, Capt. Eduardo Avila, told them he ordered the slayings, helped plan them and supplied the submachine guns used.
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July 4, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
A Salvadoran judge, saying recent testimony was vague and contradictory, refused Wednesday to order the arrest of a Salvadoran officer linked to the 1981 slayings of a land reform official and two U.S. labor advisers. The Salvadoran attorney general's office said it will appeal the judge's action and try to have the officer, Capt. Eduardo Avila, jailed and tried.
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January 1, 1985 | DAN WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Agrarian Reform Diluted Unlike the U.S. Congress, El Salvador's rightist-dominated National Assembly has been anything but cooperative. It has diluted the agrarian reform, and appointed right-wingers to the attorney general's office, where they may be useful in delaying death squad cases.
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April 5, 1986 | MARJORIE MILLER, Times Staff Writer
In the first major move to prosecute one of its present or former commissioned officers accused of criminal activities, the Salvadoran military establishment has detained a one-time lieutenant suspected of taking part in a lucrative kidnap-for-ransom ring, it was announced Friday. Evidence was being sought to enable authorities to detain at least one other former officer, a National Police statement said. Under arrest is former Lt.
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