US deports Salvadoran ex-minister

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SAN SALVADOR: The United States on Friday deported a former Salvadoran defense minister who was accused of human rights crimes during his country’s 1980-1992 civil war. Jose Guillermo Garcia, 82, was seen arriving at San Salvador’s international airport with 131 other Salvadorans forcibly expelled from America, to cries of “murderer, murderer” from waiting rights activists. The US embassy in El Salvador informed authorities that Garcia, a retired general who served as minister from 1979 to 1983, was deported after his application to stay in the United States was rejected by an immigration appeals court.

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