This video from Democracy Now! in the USA includes Bone Fragments Discovered at Argentine Torture Site.
From Big News Network:
86 year old Argentine general gets life in prison
Friday 28th August, 2009
A former general who ran a detention centre during Argentina’s military dictatorship has been sentenced to life in prison for human rights violations.
Santiago Omar Riveros was found guilty this week of torturing and beating to death Floreal Avellaneda, a 15 year old boy, and of abducting his mother Iris.
The two were abducted one month after the 1976 military coup, in order to find out the whereabouts of Floreal Avellaneda’s father, a Communist Party union leader of the same name.
Iris was released after nearly three years of detention and torture; her son’s body was found washed up on the Uruguayan coast, bound by the hands and feet, and with signs of beating.
“This sentence is an important achievement in the fight for justice for the victims of Argentina’s ‘dirty war’ and the struggle against impunity enjoyed by so many of the perpetrators,” said Javier Zuniga, Amnesty International’s special adviser.
The teenager’s father said he was satisfied with the verdict, but called for Santiago Omar Riveros to receive no clemency.”The sentence must be served in a common prison. Even if he dies in prison, he will never suffer what we suffered,” he said.
The former general, who is now 86, is accused of more than 40 crimes against humanity involving victims of the era’s so-called “disappeared”. During the years of military rule, headed by General Leopoldo Galtieri, around 30,000 people vanished at the hands of the security forces and are still unaccounted for.
See also here.
So justice at last, 33 years after the crimes.
Bloggers accuse Washington Post of aiding, abetting Cheney: here.
In an interview Sunday, former vice president Dick Cheney defended the brutal interrogations carried out at CIA secret prisons and denounced the proposed investigation of a handful of CIA agents: here.
In the spring of 2003, long before Abu Ghraib or secret prisons became part of the American vocabulary, a pair of recently hired lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union noticed a handful of news reports about allegations of abuse of prisoners in American custody: here.
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