This video from Democracy Now! in the USA includes Bone Fragments Discovered at Argentine Torture Site.
From AFP news agency:
Argentine soldiers face Falklands torture charges
Some 70 Argentine soldiers are to be charged in 80 cases of torture committed by the South American country’s army on its own ranks during the Falklands War against Britain, a prosecutor has said.
A federal appeals court in the southern city of Comodoro Rivadavia upheld a decision by a trial court that the alleged torture are considered crimes against humanity and can therefore not be denied, the source said.
“We have been fighting for 27 years for this to become known, we are really satisfied,” said Eduardo Alonso, president of the Centre for Falkland Islands Veterans at La Plata, 60 kilometres south of the capital Buenos Aires.
“Next week, more soldiers will report about abuses they have suffered.”
He cited several types of torture, including simulated executions and death by starvation.
Prosecutors are investigating the deaths of soldiers Rito Portillo, in an alleged execution, and Remigio Fernandez, who was abandoned on the islands as punishment.
Argentina and Britain fought a bloody war over the islands, known in Spanish as Las Malvinas, between April 2 and June 14, 1982 that left 649 Argentines and 255 Britons dead.
The archipelago in the southern Atlantic has been under British control since 1833.
The conflict erupted when Argentine forces invaded the islands, prompting Britain’s prime minister Margaret Thatcher to deploy naval forces to retake the territory.
No agreement is yet in sight for the Falkands, to which Argentina continues to lay territorial claims.
Plaintiffs before the courts were enlisted as conscripts when military service was compulsory at the time of the war, under the dictatorship of General Leopoldo Galtieri.
Some 30,000 people disappeared during Galtieri’s rule (1976-1983), according to rights groups.
Good that the Argentine dictatorship’s torturers have to stand trial for their crimes at last.
It would be even better if the ally of the Galtieri dictatorship up to the Malvinas war, and the ally of the Chilean Pinochet dictatorship, Margaret Thatcher, would have to stand trial for her crimes in Britain (or in The Hague) as well.