Wednesday 20 July 2011

Argentina dictatorship officers get life in prison
(from UK Telegraph)
Former general Hector Gamen, 84, and ex-colonel Hugo Pascarelli, 81, were sentenced on a series of abuse charges including kidnapping, torture and rape, for their roles at the infamous El Vesubio (Vesuvius) concentration camp.
The commander of El Vesubio, Army Colonel Pedro Duran Saenz, died in June while the trial was ongoing.
Some 2,500 prisoners went through the camp between 1976 and 1978, when the centre, located in south-western Buenos Aires, was razed ahead of the arrival of a team from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
Personalities who went through the camp include author Haroldo Conti, graphic novelist Hector Oesterheld, film director Raimundo Gleyzer, German sociologist Elisabeth Kasemann, and French nationals Francoise Dauthier and Juan Soler.
Oesterheld's four adult daughters also went missing during the dictatorship years and are presumed dead.

Plataforma Argentina, in Spanish
(We were talking about Oesterheld in comments on Sunday 10 July)


Blogger Loris Z. said...

Hi Eddie,

These kind of news are always important here. And with good reason. No matter the use of it as propaganda of the current goverment.

Have a great day.


20 July 2011 at 17:42:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Peeboo said...

Sorry if you have, but have you covered this (no pun intended)

20 July 2011 at 20:03:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Peeboo said...

This is a better link:

20 July 2011 at 20:05:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Pepo Pérez said...


Believe me, these news are also important for many of us in Spain. And, it's clear, for a certain Scotsman of Queensland...


The news in El País

(and, BTW, this is an example that we have NOT followed in Spain, I'm afraid)

Hugs from Spain

21 July 2011 at 04:46:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Isabelinho said...

Hey Eddie:

Oesterheld was not a graphic novelist (whatever that is). Oesterheld was a publisher and a writer.

9 August 2011 at 08:02:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

I didn't say he was. I didn't say anybody was. I'm not not saying I wouldn't, or won't. But let's stick with reportage for the nonce. I did notice that the writer for the Telegraph said it, and we commented on the matter among ourselves here and were cautious in our conclusions. If you want to make an observation, apart from just arguing about the words, I'd be glad to hear it.

9 August 2011 at 10:17:00 GMT-5  

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