(Never Again) - Report of Conadep
very harsh system aggravated any diseases already suffered prior
to abduction and brought on others as a result of burns,
bleeding and infection; many women had their menstrual cycles
interrupted because of the conditions. These were imposed with
the aim of destroying the individual identity of the prisoners,
this being an essential objective of the methodology we have
been analysing. Medical care, in many cases:
was in the hands of prisoners with limited knowledge, which
didn’t prevent many people from ’expiring during
torture’. (Testimony of Mario Villami, file No. 6821.).
(file No. 1583). abducted and held in El Banco together with her
husband Jorge, was repeatedly raped, which made her haemorrhage.
She was taken to the infirmary at the pozo
and later released:
two days after being hospitalized I was checked by a doctor
called Victor, himself abducted a year earlier, who had a
Cordoban accent and treated the prisoners harshly. He
prescribed coagulants. I learnt from Victor that, in spite of
his status as a prisoner, he was transferred to different pozos
to give medical assistance to the prisoners.
of facilities and the precarious sanitary conditions were seen
at their most dramatic in the case of women who gave birth in
prison, as will be seen in Part Two.