STATEMENT OF MAJOR MAURICIO BELTRAN THAT SENIOR SALVADORAN MILITARY OFFICERS AR

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WRING THE SUMMER 'THAT HIS SUPERIORS HAll tiROf-RED SEBASTIAN ONEPTEMBERRELAYING THE ORDERSE I

LOTALTY TO THE COMMANDER . HFAINIi Ii EXECUTION HAS AN INSURGENI AMlir.ll. BElSITE WHERE THE INSURGENTS HAD HUN lAPimuii I'H BRIGADE COMMANDER'S NRDiXE" till II IHE INCIDENT LOOK LIKE ANI AHWJMI THE FIFTH BRIGADE tOMMANTIER ISMIHI SKVl-RAI 'ipl UP THE INCIDENT. *tT"*

TF.XT: I. DURING THE SUMMER III l VAINh h

MAJOR MAURICIO El. THAN)) NAIKIb, Wll" MA'

IHE "SAN SEBASTIAN MASS AlNENI.

THE SUMMARYl1. i.

MAI) ALSO ORDERED IHE ENSUING intfIN III'.

"MASSACRE" OCCURRED ONEPhER IVMH. Willi NFANTRY BRIGADE EXECUTED' AN VICENIEEN I IHI

EXECUTIONS TO LOOK LIKE ANII AINU.II mlFOR HIS ALLEGED ROLE IN PIREIIING IHE '

2. BELTRAN SAID THAT HIS INTENTION AND miNVOLVED IN THE SAN SEBASI IAR KILLINGS Aid AD BEEN ONE OF CARRYING OUT ORDERSOMMANDER COLONEL JOSE EMUd'AI'I CHAVEZ CACERES' CLAIMS NOT TO HAVE KNOWN ABRNil III INVOLVEMENT IN THE KILLINGS HERE UNTRUE. HI IHULOTALTY TO CHAVEZ CACERES. NE HAD1 INCIDENT HAS AN INSURGENT AMBUSH THROlK.HUIII IIH ITHE INCIDENT. BELTRAN ALSOA I Im II COURT BY JUNIOR OFFICERS THAI HE. BEl IRAN.HAS FALSE.

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t, u| OTHERS I EIR ROLE h. BRIGADE I SAID THAT

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BELTRAN DESCRIBED THE EVENTSNCIDENT. HE SAID THAT ON IHE MORNING ulI BRIGADE COMPANY UNDER THE COMMANDIIIALVEZ CAPTURED FOUR INSURGENISiELLOW OFFICER TOLD BELTRAN THAT POI-lOWlHl< im INSURGENTS. GALVEZ HAD RECEIVED ORDERSiHOWEVER. CALVEZ HAD NOT BEEN ABLE IO DMI.KMH.I

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