San Salvador Trials

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San Salvador Trials
Coat of Arms of Creeperopolis.png
CourtCreeperian National Military Tribunal
Full case nameSanto Imperio Tradicionalista de Creeperopólis v. Marcos Martínez Castro, Miguel Salinas Ortega, José Bolívar Aguirre, y Mariano Alcocer Fraga
DecidedDecember 24, 1949
Case history
Related action(s)Adolfosburg Trials, La'Libertad Trials, Salvador Trials
Court membership
Judges sittingRomero II
Alfonso Cabañeras Moreno
Máximo Illescas Freixa
Antonio Sáenz Heredia
Carlos Castillo Armas
Hugo Bánzer Suárez
Óscar Benavides Larrea
Case opinions
Decision byRomero II, joined by unanimous

Santo Imperio Tradicionalista de Creeperopólis v. Marcos Martínez Castro, Miguel Salinas Ortega, José Bolívar Aguirre, y Mariano Alcocer Fraga, commonly called the San Salvador Trials (Creeperian Spanish: Juicios de San Salvador), was the most significant series of trials in Creeperian history. Overseen by the Creeperian National Military Tribunal, the San Salvador Trials were held from October 4, 1949, until December 24, 1949.

The San Salvador Trials tried the four most senior leaders of the National Council for Peace and Order from the Creeperian Civil War: Marcos Martínez Castro, Miguel Salinas Ortega, José Bolívar Aguirre, and Mariano Alcocer Fraga, all of whom were captured during the Battle of the Zapatista River, the final battle of the Creeperian Civil War.

Origin

From January 2, 1933, until September 30, 1949, the Creeperian Civil War raged between the Catholic Imperial Restoration Council, commonly called the Romerists, and the National Council for Peace and Order, commonly called the Miguelists. The Romerists advocated for a Creeperian Catholic Fascist government while the Miguelists advocated for an Athiest Communist government. The Catholic Imperial Restoration Council arose victorious by decisively defeating the National Council for Peace and Order on September 30, 1949.

Creation of the Court

The victorious Catholic Imperial Restoration Council established the Creeperian National Military Tribunal to try the leaders of the National Council for Peace and Order on October 4, 1949.

Participants

Seven judges were appointed and each of the seven charges presented had its own prosecutor. There were four defendants.

Judges

Emperor Romero II, Minister of Defense Alfonso Cabañeras Moreno, Chief Mayor Máximo Illescas Freixa, Mayor Antonio Sáenz Heredia, Mayor Ramón Serrano Suñer, Field Marshal Carlos Castillo Armas, and Field Marshal Hugo Bánzer Suárez. Sources have claimed the court was a kangaroo court.[citation needed]

Photo Name Office(s)
PedroIIDeYugoslavia8e00867v.jpg Romero II Emperor of Creeperopolis and the Creeperans, Holy Protector of the State of the Church, Emperor of El Salvador, King of Senvar.
Presidente Jorge Ubico Castañeda.png Alfonso Cabañeras Moreno Minister of Defense of Creeperopolis, Chief Field Marshal of the Creeperian Army, Chief of the National Intelligence Directorate.
62 Jorge Melendez.jpg Máximo Illescas Freixa Chief Mayor of the Council of Mayors, former Chairman of the National Conservative Party, former Prime Minister of Creeperopolis.
FOTOGRAFIA DE JOSE ANTONIO PRIMO DE RIVERA 2.jpg Antonio Sáenz Heredia Mayor of San Romero, Secretary of the Creeperian Initiaive, former Caudillo of the Catholic Royalist Party, former Chairman of the Catholic Royalist Party, former Duumvir of the Catholic Royalist Party, former Triumvir of the Catholic Royalist Party, former Prime Minister of Creeperopolis.
Súñer en Alemania.jpg Ramón Serrano Suñer Mayor of Citalá and former Duumvir of the Catholic Royalist Party.
75px Carlos Castillo Armas Field Marshal of the Salvadoran Army, Regent Grand Prince of El Salvador, Regional Commander of El Salvador, leader of the Salvadoran Provisional Government of National Accord.
Hugo Banzer Suarez, General, Presidente da Bolívia..tif Hugo Bánzer Suárez Field Marshal of the Atlántidan Army.

Prosecutors

  1. Alexander Sánchez Molina
  2. Paúl Sáenz Mina
  3. José XI
  4. Óscar Benavides Larrea
  5. Tomás Alemán Prats
  6. Carlos Hernández Videla
  7. Pío XII

The Trial

The day the military tribunal was formed, its members selected the four men which would be put on trial for the San Salvador Trials: self-proclaimed Emperor Marcos Martínez Castro (called Marcos I), Field Marshal Miguel Salinas Ortega, Field Marshal José Bolívar Aguirre, and General-Secretary Mariano Alcocer Fraga.

The indictments were:

  1. Violating the Constitution of Creeperopolis[lower-alpha 1]
  2. Participating in De-Catholization
  3. Participating in the Red Terror
  4. Crimes Against Humanity
  5. War Crimes
  6. Apostasy
  7. Murder of Romero I

The ruling types were:

  1. I - Indicted but found innocent
  2. G - Indicted and found guilty
  3. — - Not Charged
Photo Name Count Penalty Notes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Agirre Lekube lehendakaria (cropped).jpg Marcos Martínez Castro G G G G G G G Death Self-proclaimed Emperor of Creeperopolis, leader of the National Council for Peace and Order, successor of Miguel Martínez Galdámez.
Miguel Salinas Ortega.jpg Miguel Salinas Ortega G G G G G G G Death Minister of Defense of the National Council for Peace and Order, successor of Juan Salinas Figueroa, Chief Field Marshal of the Miguelist Army.
Segismundo Casado.jpg José Bolívar Aguirre G G G G G G G Death Field Marshal of the Miguelist Army.
Indalecio Prieto, 1936.jpg Mariano Alcocer Fraga G G G G G G G Death General-Secretary of the Atheist Red Army.

Anonymous Re-Trial

In 2003, an anonymous source published a self-declared "unbiased re-trial" of the defendants of the San Salvador Trials. The anonymous source cited that they cannot be tried for violating a Constitution which was not in effect and that many of the crimes placed on Marcos Martínez Castro and José Bolívar Aguirre were baselessly accused. The source was denounced and censored by the Creeperian government.

Photo Name Count Penalty Notes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Agirre Lekube lehendakaria (cropped).jpg Marcos Martínez Castro I I I I I Release Self-proclaimed Emperor of Creeperopolis, leader of the National Council for Peace and Order, successor of Miguel Martínez Galdámez.
Miguel Salinas Ortega.jpg Miguel Salinas Ortega G G G G I Life imprisonment Minister of Defense of the National Council for Peace and Order, successor of Juan Salinas Figueroa, Chief Field Marshal of the Miguelist Army.
Segismundo Casado.jpg José Bolívar Aguirre I I I I I Release Field Marshal of the Miguelist Army.
Indalecio Prieto, 1936.jpg Mariano Alcocer Fraga G G G G 50 years imprisonment General-Secretary of the Atheist Red Army.

Executions

The trial ended in all the defendants being found guilty on all charges on December 24, 1949. The execution date was schedualed for December 25, 1949, Christmas Day. On December 25, 1949, Marcos Martínez Castro, Miguel Salinas Ortega, José Bolívar Aguirre, and Mariano Alcocer Fraga were all crucified and burned alive in front of the San Salvador Imperial Palace for civilians to watch.

See Also

Notes

  1. The Constitution the Creeperian National Military Tribunal abided to was the Constitution which was adopted on October 4, 1949, after the end of the Creeperian Civil War. The Constitution that should have been enforced was the Creeperian Constitution of 1887 but it was disregarded. The judges voted unanimously to uphold the laws of the Creeperian Constitution of 1949 instead of the Creeperian Constitution of 1887.