The case of the very first grandchild found by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo comes to court tomorrow.
Elena Gallinari Abinet was born in a clandestine detention centre in 1976. Her mother, Maria Leonor Abinet, was seven months pregnant when she was abducted in September 1976. Her father, Miguel Angel Gallinari, was also disappeared and killed in the same year.
Elena was registered as the biological child of Domingo Luis Madrid and María Mercedes Elichalt, who are now both charged with her appropriation, as is the doctor who signed the birth certificate. She was identified by the Abuelas in 1987.
The case is expected to last a week.
Just look at Elena and the likeness to the mother she never had a chance to get to know:
A new case of ‘Dirty War’ appropriation reaches court (Buenos Aires Herald)
Comienza el juicio por la apropiación de Elena Gallinari Abinet (Infojus Noticias)