Fresh mas­sacre probe

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A judge in El Sal­vador has or­dered pros­e­cu­tors to re­open a probe into one of the most no­to­ri­ous mas­sacres in re­cent his­tory: the army’s slay­ing of hun­dreds of peo­ple in the vil­lage of El Mo­zote. Hu­man rights ad­vo­cate Ovidio Mauri­cio said Judge Jorge Guz­man Urquilla had ac­cepted the re­quest filed by his or­gan­i­sa­tion and two other groups. A post­war UN truth com­mis­sion con­cluded that the army mas­sa­cred at least 500 peo­ple in three days in De­cem­ber 1981.

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