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Cristina Fernandez ex Army chief arrested for alleged torture and kidnapping

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A court office confirmed that Milani was transferred to a jail after testifying on Friday before Judge Daniel Herrera Piedrabuena A court office confirmed that Milani was transferred to a jail after testifying on Friday before Judge Daniel Herrera Piedrabuena

Former Argentine army chief Cesar Milani was arrested Friday for his alleged role in the kidnapping and torture of two men and a woman during the country's military dictatorship.

 A court office confirmed that Milani was transferred to a jail after testifying Friday before Judge Daniel Herrera Piedrabuena about the case of Pedro Olivera, his son Ramon and Veronica Matta in the late 1970s.

The Oliveras say they were abducted and tortured by Milani and his men for alleged involvement in a leftist militant organization -- part of the 1976-1983 regime's “dirty war” on its opponents and their alleged collaborators.

Milani was a lower-ranking officer during the 1976-1983 dictatorship and later rose to head the armed forces during the 2007-2015 term of former President Cristina Fernandez.

The court statement did not specify what role Milani played in the case of the Oliveras in 1977 or that of Matta a year earlier. He was charged with aggravated torture, illegal search and kidnapping.

The 62-year-old lieutenant general also is under investigation in at least one other human rights case. He also faces charges of illegal enrichment.

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  • Troy Tempest

    Funny that the Trolls were shrilly telling us that the CFK's regime were righteously witch hunting ex-members of the Junta military that still held prominent positions in the military under Menem.

    Now we find they were hypocritically harbouring their own Junta military torturer and criminal under the Kirchner regime.

    Not really surprising.

    Good job for exposing this, Macri.

    Feb 19th, 2017 - 06:12 pm +4
  • Kanye

    No matter Mr Enrique's own deflection, another Kirchnerist is brought to justice.

    Enrique, quiet for so long - just appears when the K's are exposed or threatened.

    Figures...

    Feb 20th, 2017 - 06:41 am +3
  • imoyaro

    Interesting. Your post here is attempting to deflect from this K shill with a well known case history finally being brought to book for his crimes. The Narcokleptocracy was more than happy to use him to further the disorganization rampant in the army, ignoring all outcries about his association with the regime of torturers. I shouldn't be surprised. As the “better half” of the “Torturer's Tango Duo,” one could expect nothing less. But whether you were a fascist with a fancy gold braided uniform, or a “man of the people,” in a red bandana, here's hoping you end up in the crossbar hotel along with him. You clearly have much to atone for, you cannot go back. ;)

    http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b521/imoyaro/fidel-pinochet_zpseqxbxoir.jpg

    Feb 20th, 2017 - 03:34 am +2
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