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France praises Argentina justice system over the sentencing of Astiz

Thursday, October 27th 2011 - 15:57 UTC
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Foreign Affairs minister Juppé, ‘honour to Argentina” Foreign Affairs minister Juppé, ‘honour to Argentina”

French Foreign Affairs Minister, Alain Juppé praised on Thursday the life sentence declared by the Argentine justice system against former navy spy, Alfredo Astiz, for the crimes against humanity, tortures and kidnappings he committed during the last military dictatorship. Juppé said the decision “honours Argentina.”

“I salute this decision, which honours Argentina in its fight against the impunity of the crimes committed during the military dictatorship and for justice,” stated the French Foreign Minister.

The sentence made against Alfredo Astiz, aged 59, and known as “the Angel of Death,” includes the kidnapping, torture and disappearance of the French nuns Léonie Duquet and Alice Domon during the last military dictatorship which took place between 1976 and 1983.

After remembering the “permanent support” given by France to the Argentine government after their decision in 2003 to lift the Amnesty Laws, the French Minister newly praised “the political will which encourages the Argentine authorities to bring the dictatorship trials to an end”.

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  • nerosaxo

    A few people would like to renew acquaintance with Major Patricio Dowling too.

    Oct 27th, 2011 - 08:30 pm 0
  • Braedon


    Oh god dont mention Dowling to the Argentines!!

    have you not seen how Argentina somehow made Antonio Rivero (whose sole actions on the islands were to brutally murder several other Argentines for reasons of payment and conditions a few months after britain retook the islands in 1833) into what amounts to a national hero by virtue of him being arrested by the British for his crime?

    Jesus Christ, once they catch wind of Dowling's heroic actions of abusing civilians, shoving guns in the faces of toddlers, and then fleeing like a rat when the British task force appeared, they will be putting statues up and composing ballads of his heroism in no time

    Oct 28th, 2011 - 08:47 am 0
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