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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Final verdict to be handed down in trial for crimes during Argentine dictatorship

Buenos Aires, Nov 18.- After long years of waiting, the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo will hear the final verdict today in an oral trial for crimes committed during the last Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983), in the Buenos Aires town of San Justo.

With live transmission over the internet, the fierce group of women who are fighting to know the whereabouts of their grandchildren stolen during one of the hardest times in this country, will know the sentence that will be handed down in the case of the San Justo Investigation Brigade , whose cause includes cases of pregnant women and girls born in captivity.

As specified in a note by the Association of Grandmothers, it is expected that the Federal Oral Criminal Court number 1 of La Plata of its verdict in the kidnapping cases of María Asunción Artigas, Mónica Grinspon and Mónica Lemos, who were detained pregnant in the Brigade of San Justo and were transferred to the Well of Banfield.

There, María Asunción and Mónica gave birth to their daughters, Victoria Moyano Artigas and María José Lavalle Lemos, who were restored in 1988 and 1987, respectively.

In addition, the facts about the daughters of Mónica Lemos, María Lavalle, who remained in the San Justo Brigade until being handed over to some neighbors days later, and her sister, María José, delivered to the person who registered her as her own daughter, Teresa Isabel. Gonzalez.

In the trial are accused members of the Army, the Police of the province of Buenos Aires and members of the civil government in charge of the province, among them Rodolfo Enrique Godoy, responsible for Area 114, several members of the then Intelligence Detachment 101.

In addition, the doctor Jorge Héctor Vidal and Ricardo Juan García, who worked in the place and participated directly in kidnappings and torture, are also on trial.

This is one of the several trials that are being carried out in Argentina after four decades of those events, which left more than 30 thousand disappeared and hundreds of grandchildren stolen, who even today have not been able to know their true identity. (Text and photo: PL)