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Montevideo, June 25th 2017 - 20:52 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: Red Cross head of project has arrived in the Islands

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Laurent Corbaz, head of the project for the ICRC, arrived on Saturday to the Islands. The rest of the team is expected to join him in the coming weeks. Laurent Corbaz, head of the project for the ICRC, arrived on Saturday to the Islands. The rest of the team is expected to join him in the coming weeks.

The International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, has reported that final preparations are underway ahead of work to identify the mortal remains of the unidentified Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin cemetery at the Falklands/Malvinas. Laurent Corbaz, head of the project for the ICRC, arrived on Saturday to the Islands. The rest of the team is expected to join him in the coming weeks.

 The Humanitarian Project Plan was signed on 20 December 2016 by Argentina’s deputy foreign minister, Pedro Villagra Delgado; the minister of state for Europe and the Americas at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sir Alan Duncan; and the president of the ICRC, Peter Maurer.

The plan follows a request made by the government of Argentina to the ICRC in 2012, to facilitate the identification of the mortal remains of the unidentified Argentine soldiers buried in the cemetery.

An experienced team of ICRC forensics experts will work on the project. Exhumation work is expected to begin as soon as 19 June, if conditions allow.

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  • HughJuanCoeurs

    Actually... it is all an evil plot by the colonialist kelpers. The lovely, honest, peace-loving Argentinians never, ever, EVER invaded the Falklands. Kelper body snatchers took decent young conscripts who had died rather precipitously in lots of other military accidents, in large numbers, from their graves in Argentina, stole their dog tags and re-buried them in the Falklands thus precipitating a war with peace-loving Argentina who tried to get them back from the evil colonialists. Well it really happened that way and the Argentinians had to sink HMS Invincible so many times you wouldn't believe it! And the Hermes... The Canberra...All because we are so honest, truthful and peace loving. We love the kelpers so much and we didn't ever imprison them in ”Verde de ganso. Honestly. Cross my heart and swear on my mother's life that Maradonna didn't cheat... Oooh! Does that sound a bit too paranoid?

    Jun 05th, 2017 - 05:30 pm 0
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