Historic Trial to Take Place in Fresno

8/17/04: A federal court will conduct a historic evidentiary hearing in Fresno, California, August 24-27, examining the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, one of the most revered advocates for human rights in the Americas. The hearing is the culmination of a lawsuit brought against Modesto resident Alvaro Rafael Saravia for his role in organizing the March 1980 assassination. Saravia, a former Captain in the Salvadoran military, was the right-hand man to reputed Salvadoran death squad leader Roberto D’Aubuisson.

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