(Never Again) - Report of Conadep
Torture in the victim's home
There were occasions when
interrogation of the victims began in their own home, before the
transfer to a secret detention centre, and was carried out in
front of their relatives,
who were also subjected to this merciless treatment.
Carlos Alberto Campero (file No. 1806) relates the
following unforgettable episode:
mother was taken to the shop and, threatening her life, they
beat her in a way that should not even be used on wild
animals. In the shop we had a ventilator fan. They cut the
cable, plugged it in and used it to give her electric shocks.
So that it would have more effect, they poured mineral water
over my mother, whom they had tied to a chair. While they were
committing this savagery, another one of them was hitting her
with a belt until her body was bleeding and her face
disfigured. After some considerable time they decided to take
us all with them, except for the six-month-old Viviana, who
was left behind with Griselda, my thirteen-year-old sister.
Cesar Casalli Urrutia (file No. 3889)
10 June I was kidnapped from my house in Martín Coronado.
About ten men broke in and, pressing a revolver to my head,
began to wreck the house looking for arms. At one point, they
threw me to the floor and began to torture me with the cable
from an electrical appliance. My wife was also being badly
treated and beaten in another room. After an hour and a half
in my house, they took me out and made me lie on the floor of
a car while they went to look for a friend of mine.