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Argentina Convicts 11 Ex-Officials for Disappearances, Torture, Murders During Military Dictatorship

HeadlineMar 28, 2024

In Argentina, a court has convicted 11 former officials of crimes against humanity for committing atrocities against over 600 people during the military dictatorship that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1983. The victims included transgender women, high school students, and prisoners who gave birth in captivity and whose babies were taken from them. The court ruled the former military, police and government officials were involved in forced disappearances, torture, rape and murder at secret torture centers on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

On Sunday, thousands of Argentines gathered in Buenos Aires to remember the victims of the military dictatorship.

Rolando Gutierrez: “Today, some families here in Argentina are still searching for their children. The idea is that every March 24, we should remember that date so we don’t repeat those mistakes. A people that has a memory does not repeat those mistakes.”

This all comes as Argentina’s new far-right President Javier Milei faces renewed criticism for downplaying dictatorship-era atrocities.

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