Interview of International Civil Rights Attorney Alumdena Bernabeu

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

International Civil Rights Attorney Alumdena Bernabeu to be interviewed at the Episcopal Church of St Mary the Virgin

Almudena Bernabeu is an honored international civil rights attorney and founder of the Guernica Group, which prosecutes international crimes and civil rights abuses around the world. She is also a member of the Episcopal Church of St. Mary the Virgin in San Francisco. This past September, Almudena and her team secured a landmark conviction in a Spanish court related to an infamous execution that occurred in El Salvador 31 years ago. Asserting the authority of “universal jurisdiction,” judges in Spain's highest criminal court, the Audiencia Nacional, convicted Inocente Orlando Montano, 77, of the 1989 "terrorist murders" of five Spanish Jesuits, along with a Salvadoran priest and two women housekeepers. Montano was sentenced to 133 years in prison. Why was the case of murder in El Salvador tried in a Spanish Court? What is the theory of “universal jurisdiction?” You are invited to find out when St. Mary’s parishioner and former director of the California Historical Society, David Crosson, interviews Almudena Bernabeu at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 13. You are invited to join the interview via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82811927609 or via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/stmarythevirginsf/videos.