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Identification process of Argentine remains in the Falklands will be praised by Red Cross in Geneva

Monday, October 22nd 2018 - 06:42 UTC
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Next month, on the 21st the International Committee of the Red Cross will be holding a special ceremony in Geneva to acknowledge the identification process of the unknown Argentine combatants buried at the Argentine military cemetery in the Falkland Islands, a legacy of the 1982 South Atlantic conflict. Read full article


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  • GALlamosa

    No matter much Argentina seeks to deny it, the fact is that this was a three way discussion between the Governments of the UK, Falkland Islands and Argentina. I very much hope therefore that the Falkland Island Government will be represented at this event. The programme has turned out well from a technical and operational perspective, and it first stage objectives have been largely achieved.

    However this is a humanitarian project, not a political stunt, and no side should be seeking to take kudos from it. It was agreed by all parties that once the identification was complete any family wishing to have the remains of their loved ones removed nearer to home should be allowed to do so free of pressure or interference.

    The ICRC still have work to do. The self congratulation should wait until every wife, mother, father, brother, sister or child has had their wishes properly fulfilled.

    Oct 23rd, 2018 - 05:01 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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