CRISTIANI PROMISES INVESTIGATION INTO ASSASSINATIONS

Created: 11/18/1989

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condemns killing of jesuits. orders investigation

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((TEXT)) salvadoran people: we have POWERFUL REASONS for -ENSURING THAT justice WILL BE served IN this REGRETTABLE incident in WHICH FATHER ELLAcuria, OTHER priests, and CIVILIANS WERE KILLED. we WANT TO TELL THOSE WHO ARE TRYING TO draw PREMATURE CONCLUSIONS TO AKSTAIN FROM DOING SO; WE URGE TOU TO HEED THE COMMUNITY OF JESUS and THE ARCHBISHOPRIC OF SAN SALVADOR'S CALLS THAT THIS CASE NOT BE POLITICIZED OR USED TO GENERATE FURTHER VIOLENCE IN THE COUNTRY.

WE BELIEVE THAT AN INVESTIGATION MUST BE CONDUCTED; WE are COMMITTED TO CONDUCTING AN IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION TO PUNISH THE perpetrators OF THIS SAVACE ACTION regardless OF who IS INVOLVED.

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THE ARMED FORCES HIGH COMMAND AMD THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC MILL REQUEST HELP TO ENSURE THAT THE SALVADORAN CRIME INVESTIGATION COMMISSION WILL BE ADVISED BY EXPERTS IN ORDER TO GET TO THE ROOT OF THISCI DENT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. WE WILL ASK THE UNITED STATES, GREAT BRITAIN, AND SPAIN TO HELP US. ENTION SPAIN BECAUSE SOME OF THOSE WHO WERE ASSASSINATED ARE CITIZENS. OF THAT COUNTRY.

SALVADORAN PEOPLE: WE BELIEVE THAT THE TIME HAS COME TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION AND ENSURE THAT JUSTICE IS SERVED IN REPREHENSIBLE ACTIONS LIKE THIS ONE INSTEAD OF POLITICIZING THEM AND GENERATING FURTHER VIOLENCE.

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC AND THE ARMED FORCES WILL NEVERETURN TO THEETURN TO THOSE DRAMATIC AND REGRETTABLE TIKES IN THE COUNTRY WHEN GROUPS WANTED TO FUTHEK THEIR CAUSE THROUGH VIOLENT ACTS SUCH AS THIS ONE. WE WILL NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN AND WILL PURSUE SUCH GROUPS TO ENSURE THAT THEY FEEL THE FULL FORCE OF THE LAW.

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