Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Argentina: Saint-Jean Jailed

Ex-governor of Buenos Aires, Iberico Saint-Jean, was imprisoned today, along with former minister Jaime Lamond Smart, in connection with the disappearance of Jacobo Timerman. The very first book I ever read about the disappeared in Argentina, Rita Arditti's Searching for Life (highly recommended, by the way) quotes General Saint-Jean on its first page as saying:

'First we will kill all the subversives; then we will kill their collaborators; then... their sympathizers, then... those who remain indifferent; and finally we will kill the timid.' (1977)

The words speak for themselves.

Full story here:
Prision para los jefes de Camps (Pagina/12)

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