ALLEGED KILLING OF POLITICAL PRISONERS BY GUARDIA NACIONAL OFFICERS

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CIA-RDP82-00457R002100180002-1
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RIPPUB
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S
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1
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November 9, 2016
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December 24, 1998
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2
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Publication Date: 
November 26, 1948
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REPORT
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CLASSIFICATION S"Nftllm INFORMATION REPORT Approved For ReIeaseC %t10 018R~T NO. COUNTRY Nicaragua DATE DISTR. 26 November 1948 SUBJECT PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF Alleged Killing of Political Prisoners 'by Guardia Nacional Officers NO. OF PAGES NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) SUPPLEMENT TO 1 25X1A2g ACQUIRED REPORT NO. 25X1X6 Prado and Octavio Escobar G., who were Campo do Marte prison in Managua, were of the Guardia Nacional. Rito Jimenez reported to have escaped from the really killed on 4 November by officers 2. Newspapers in Managua reported the alleged escape on 9 November 1948, and the official confirmation was made on 11 November by Col. Francisco Gaitan, Chief of Staff of the Guardia, who stated that the prisoners had sawed through a steel lock on their cell. 25X1X6 the men had been held at La Aviation prison, not Campo de Marte, and were killed during the course of a drinking party given by Col. Carlos Eddy Monterrey, Chief of FAN, the Nicaraguan Air Force. Officers at the party decided to call the prisoners for "questionin " and durin the process, one of the officers shot both prisoners. the killings were spontaneous, and had not been ordered. 25X1X6 4. Neither prisoner was important in the opposition ranks, and it is not known why they were imprisoned. 5. Seven officers who witnessed the killings were transferred from La Aviation to Campo de Marto shortly after the incident.