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Argentine human rights reference openly criticizes the Anti-Terrorism law

Tuesday, December 27th 2011 - 13:53 UTC
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Estela de Carlotto: “all is fine with Cristina, but what about a different government?” Estela de Carlotto: “all is fine with Cristina, but what about a different government?”

The president of Argentina’s Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo organization, Estela de Carlotto, has joined Justice Raúl Zaffaroni and other sectors from the country in criticizing the recently passed Anti-terrorism Law.

“There’s no terrorism in Argentina” said Ms de Carlotto, and admitted that she has “concerns” for the new law.

“We’re concerned because there’s no terrorism in Argentina. There were terrorist attacks against the AMIA Jewish Community Centre in 1994 and the Jewish embassy in 1992, and both of them were perpetrated by foreign elements, not Argentine,” she said.

“If any Argentines were involved at all, it’s because they were mercenaries. We shouldn’t be concerned about the existence of a network,” Carlotto said while being interviewed at a radio show.

The leader of the organization said that she trusts President Cristina Fernández, but that there is no certainty about whoever takes her place in office in the future.

“We’re concerned because this Government guarantees us that social protests will not be repressed when people demand a right to work, to a better salary. Demands they have been making since forever that shouldn’t be repressed, even when there is an unjustifiable unrest,” Carlotto explained.

“But what happens to this law in the future, if other governments decide to interpret it in some other way? If judges just love to send protestors to jail? That is our concern,” she stated.

Carlotto concluded by warning the media that it should “tone down” the way they cover crime-related news.

“If you keep playing them over and over, you’re almost lecturing criminals on how to break the law. We shouldn’t hide what’s bad in society, but we should just say it once,” she concluded.




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  • Conqueror

    “There’s no terrorism in Argentina” said Ms de Carlotto

    Don't be silly, woman. Of course there is terrorism, and terrorists in Argentina. It's just that you call it the government.

    Dec 27th, 2011 - 02:18 pm 0
  • xbarilox

    she's a skunk. her daughter was a skunk too. Felipe and Marcela Noble Herrera are not your grandson and granddaughter hahaha no person in Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo is linked to Felipe and Marcela. You've lost your last chance Estela, you are a loser! GO TO THE HELL!

    Dec 27th, 2011 - 04:18 pm 0
  • malen

    Estela de Carlotto is a person that deserves all my attention and my respect. She has coherence and recoignizes mistakes.
    I understand Hebe de Bonafini but not share nothing of what she says and does, instead.
    Estela has recoignized that the case of Marcela and Felipe is a resolved case. The case was complicated because they have refused for 10 years to make the analisis and that made it suspicious. Anyway now they made it, Carlotto retracted and said to the press (es un caso resuelto y las muestras de sangre están en el banco de datos). She has always fought for the truth and with intelligence and through the law.
    There were 400 kids in 1982 dissapeared. Many living with their militar kidnappers, others not. It must be proven how you made the adoption during those years specially when you say you found a baby in the front of your house with a note and cannot give more explanations.

    Dec 28th, 2011 - 02:34 pm 0
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