[Marxism] Argentina: Prison for ‘Dirty War’ Policeman

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Sat Aug 5 09:07:43 MDT 2006

Argentina: Prison for ‘Dirty War’ Policeman  

Published: August 5, 2006
In the first trial on charges of human rights violations since a pair of  
amnesty laws were overturned last year, Julio Simón, a federal police official  
who was in charge of a clandestine detention center during the military  
dictatorship that ruled the country from 1976 to 1983, was sentenced to 25 years  in 
prison. He was accused of the kidnapping, torture and forced disappearance of 
 a Buenos Aires couple in 1978, as well as taking illegal custody of their  
8-month-old daughter. “This is a historic day that opens the path to all the  
trials that need to take place,” said Estela de Carlotto, director of the  
Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a leading human rights  group.

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