Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Argentina: Judge Sentenced to 21 Years

Ex-judge Victor Brusa has become the first member of the judiciary to be sentenced for crimes committed during the last military dictatorship. Brusa was charged with 'criminal association' and 'judicial misconduct'. These bland terms hide the fact that, according to witnesses, the judge was present in clandestine detention centres and attacked detainees with karate kicks.

Brusa was re-appointed a judge in Santa Fe after the fall of the military junta, but was sacked in 2000 for hindering an investigation into a hit-and-run accident in which he ran over a swimmer with his motorboat and fled.

What morals, eh?

Argentina 'dirty war' ex-judge gets 21 years (AFP)
"Un colaborador del Ejercito" (Pagina/12)

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