ALLEGATION OF D'AUBUISSON INVOLVEMENT IN ROMERO ASSASSINATION - (TRUTH COMMISSI

Created: 5/3/1985

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clarified Bj* reportat! alazab)) (dpob: l salvador)forotorscooter in san salvador ca IShotorscooter belongedinor christian democraticofficial mho recognized the thief AS THE man mhoIN an arena party campaign televisionlaiming TO be the assassin of monsignor((romero)). (FYli aped tv interview stating that this would clear him of

ANY suspicion of participation in the assassination.) when told he would be charged AS romero's assassin instead ofotorscooter thief. salaxaa admitted the video-tape hadoax. which he had been hired TO perpetrateonduras' military officer on behalf OF the arena party.

is now under protection of the salvadoran(hi claims HE will be killed IF he is allowed TO GOare investigating HIS story, AT the behest OF the pdc. V'm f. how .managed to involveF both the honour an

and salvadoran armed forces in the4 period in his participation THE interview, implying that they arranged THE interview for arena. the details salazar provided in the taped interview are sufficiently detailed that investigators believe he was bbicfed BYarticipant in the action OR an investigator after the fact. he also has raised the spectre OF Bl vs: JJ fj} involvement. implyingnowledge

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INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO pdc OFFICIALS ON salazar CONVINCED THEN he DID NOT TAKE PARI IN the KILLINC (HE IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEENONDURaN JaIL AT theUT HIS KNOWLEDGE OF THE CASE has led them rc BELIEVE he can implicate current ARENA MEMBERS. POSSIBLY D'AUBUISSOH HIMSELF. SALAZARHIGH-RANKING ARENA MEMBER" WITH WHOM HE dealt BEFORE MAKING THE VIDEO TAPE. AND the DESCRIPTION FITS EITHER HUGO MBaRRERAI) ORaLDERCNI) SOL. the PDC DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT EITHER HAS INVOLVED IN THE ROMERO KILLING or THE FALSE CONFESSION.

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