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Part I
The Repression

Nunca Más (Never Again) - Report of Conadep  - 1984


E. Description of Individual Secret Detention Centres

General considerations

We can distinguish two main categories of SDC from the testimonies presented to the Commission by people who had been secretly held and later regained their freedom. According to the classification used by the Armed Forces, in most areas of the country there were:

Prisoner Assessment Centres (PAC)

Centres where prisoners were held, generally for considerable periods of time, until their fate had been decided.

Transit Camps (TC)

With the odd exception, the duration of imprisonment here was short. The prisoner would arrive immediately after his abduction or, if it was so decided, just prior to being released or placed at the disposition of the National Executive.



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