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Part I
The Repression

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


The Uruguayan politicians Zelmar Michelini and Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz

Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz was President of the House of Representatives of Uruguay when as a result of the coup d'état in his country he took asylum in Argentina. On 18 May 1976 he was arrested by a large group of armed men who even showed credentials to a police officer keeping guard over a neighbouring building. Hours later Zelmar Michelini, Minister of Education of Uruguay, was kidnapped at the Liberty Hotel in the centre of Buenos Aires. Both victims worked as journalists in our country. At the same date and in similar circumstances, two other fellow nationals were also kidnapped.

On 21 May 1976 the corpses of all four men were found inside a car, handcuffed and riddled with bullets.




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