Abril 25, 2007

Argentine pardons declared unconstitutional

A federal criminal court in Argentina has declared that the pardons against former junta leaders Videla and Massera are unconstitutional, for violating norms of international law (Argentina's duty to investigate and prosecute human rights violations - this is on par with the Supreme Courts decision to nullify the amnesty laws). The rest of the junta leaders to which the decision would apply are dead. The court ruled that the sentence against them should be reinstalled. Videla is currently under house arrest for his role in the Condor Operation, while Massera has a decree of incapacity, as his physical condition does not allow him to assist on his defense. This decision, however, will apply to him as well.

Posted by marga at Abril 25, 2007 9:26 PM | TrackBack
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