An Argentine federal court handed down life sentences on Dec. 19 to former Buenos Aires province interior minister Jaime Smart (1976-1979), former Buenos Aires province police investigations director Miguel Osvaldo Etchecolatz and 14 former police and military personnel for genocide and crimes against humanity in the cases of 280 people detained during the 1976-1983 “dirty war” against suspected leftists. Read full article
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Think !Dec 26th, 2012 - 10:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
reply below questions
* Where do some terror elements hidden in Argentina institutions ?
* Which countries do desaparecidos live under which names ?
Well done Argentina for locking up these scumbags. I walked with the Mothers of the Plaza De Mayo two weeks ago. A very moving expieriance.Dec 26th, 2012 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
I only wish in Britain we would bring Tony Blair jack straw and co to trial for the Iraq war and its crimes against humanity.
and the detention and torture during two and a half years of the popular journalist Jacobo Timerman, who was then the editor of the left-leaning newspaper La Opinion. One of his sons, current foreign minister Héctor Timerman, was present during the sentencing.Dec 26th, 2012 - 12:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
And I imagine he is spinning in his grave over his 'son' and his antics.
Argentina...you have reaped a whirlwind with your actions regarding Repsol....the IMF and WorldBank jackals and consultants will rake your nation's underbelly with their poisonous claws as their global corporate clients rub their fat swollen hands in glee at the thought of once more disappearing those who resist--Anyone in Argentina who forgets who was doing what to whom is hiding their heads in the sand--those people hate you and always will hate you for having challenged their self-anointed hereditary colonialesque power over you...as I read the anti-Argentine comments to the articles in Mercopress, it is apparent that there are those who are playing at being UK anti-Argentine agitators....the UK is interested in trade with South America....It is not interested in portraying itself as a neocolonial bully....which is precisely what the brit anti-Argentine rhetoric is designed to do....Dec 26th, 2012 - 01:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Well done, argieland. You have just convicted and handed out custodial sentences to 16 people. What about the other 41,281,600 war criminals? You remember them. All the ones seen dancing in the streets on 2 April 1982. All engaged in a conspiracy to commit war crimes. There's another way to identify those culpable. All those argies that get on this board and continue their illegal, illegitimate and invalid claims to our Falkland Islands. And therefore culpable. Culpable for the murder of 255 British servicemen and 3 Falkland Islanders!Dec 26th, 2012 - 02:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@2Dec 26th, 2012 - 03:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
The Mothers of the Plaza De Mayo are not an organization as clean as you would like to think but I'm glad you had a A very moving experience. Why do you come here to protest and not in your own country?
Cristina's motives are never clean. This is just a popularity boost. If she cared about putting criminals away, she wouldn't hide every time a wave of murders happen today.Dec 27th, 2012 - 01:26 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Where is that Colorado Owl ?Dec 27th, 2012 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Good news, well done Cristina =)Dec 31st, 2012 - 01:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
#2 Wells said!
#3 Why, it seems he was persecuted for being a leftist, and now his son has taken the policy he struggled for into the heart of government, surely cause for celebration?!
Let's wait until they are so old they look forward to being in jail. Nice arrangement the Junta leaders made .Dec 31st, 2012 - 07:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
grow up !Jan 01st, 2013 - 06:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
normally and practically and technically the civilians and their courts can not judge the soldiers.
11 emeraldJan 01st, 2013 - 09:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You still seem unable to read properly, judging by your post.
Jaime Smart was a politician and is most certainly within the scope of civil justice.
Also, it very much depends on the judicial system of the country as to whether the military can be tried in ‘civil’ courts.
AG of course seems able to move the goalposts to suit themselves.