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Malvinas Veterans expose Argentine Judiciary “delay” in addressing human rights abuses during the war

Friday, May 19th 2017 - 12:09 UTC
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Malvinas Veterans organizations met with members of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, IACHR, currently in Buenos Aires and complained about the “delay” of Argentine courts in addressing dozens of cases involving human rights abuses committed by Argentine officers against conscripts during the 1982 Falklands conflict. Read full article

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  • Livepeanuts

    It is clear that the military had evidence under lock and key, this became apparent when the official military reports were released to the public recently during the last year of Cristina.
    For this reason alone, the case for abuse of young males and females in the Argentine Armed Forces should be allowed out of time. Added to that reason there is the inaction of the judiciary which didn't address this abuse when it was originally put to them and which doesn't look too good on the judiciary and its independence.
    The State can't be seen to have been forcing young people to suffer appalling abuse “by national service law”. Most of us went reluctantly to the national service, and at a time when our families and studies really needed us. The notion that these young people, at this particular time, on top of the fact that for political reasons they were being “used” by the “de facto” usurper authorities to distract the population costing many of their lives in an unprovoked war, this should not be compounded by the Judiciary not severely punishing their physical and sexual abusers who were responsible for them legally at the time.

    May 19th, 2017 - 05:40 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox

    The best result for the poor under-equipped Argy conscripts in the Falklands war was to be captured, unharmed, by the British because they'd be treated well, kept warm and fed.

    A friend of my wife's was conscripted and all he was given a t-shirt and a rifle with a curved barrel. He was frozen and terrified.

    May 22nd, 2017 - 06:18 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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