Thursday, 10 December 2009

Argentina: On Human Rights Day

As well as Human Rights Day, 10 December marks the anniversary of the return to democracy in Argentina. Many human rights groups were participating in today's Marcha de la resistencia.

Just a day before his trial is due to start, notorious Argentine human rights abuser Alfredo Astiz has asked for it to be suspended. He has been transferred to hospital, apparently with kidney problems.
Astiz pidio suspender el juicio en su contra (Critica Digital)
Thanks to News of the Restless for this story; Sabina has also provided a partial translation of the article.

For further information on the ESMA and other trials going on right now, see also a selection of blogs:
Causa ESMA
Juicio Campo de Mayo
Causa 1er. Cuerpo de ejercito

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