Saturday, 26 April 2008

Argentine Dirty War Suspect Detained

'Authorities detained a politician and former police officer targeted in a Dirty War-era human rights probe in Argentina, just hours after Congress barred him from taking up a seat that would have afforded him immunity.

Luis Abelardo Patti is suspected in the disappearance of a leftist activist under the military dictatorship that seized power by a coup in 1976. He was elected to Argentina's lower house in 2005 but only this month won Supreme Court approval to take up his seat.'

Patti claims this is 'political persecution' - a comment which would be funny if it weren't sick. 'Political persecution' is what Argentine leftists experienced in the 1970s and 1980s, when thousands of them were tortured and killed.

Here's the full article from Yahoo.

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