Sunday, April 25, 2010

Argentine: Justice Delivered 35 years Later

Source: The New York Times
25 Years for Leader of Argentine Dictatorship
Published: April 20, 2010

BUENOS AIRES — A special tribunal on Tuesday sentenced Argentina’s last military president to 25 years in prison and handed down stiff sentences to six other former military and police officials for their part in running a concentration camp during this country’s bloody dictatorship.
The tribunal convicted General Bignone and the six other former officials of involvement in illegal raids, kidnapping and torture involving 56 people from 1976 to 1978 at the Campo de Mayo detention centers at a military base on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

This sentence brings hope to millions of family members and friends of Sudanese victims of

torture and survivors of the notorious Ghost Houses, i.e. the torture centers run by the genocidal regime of President Omer al-Bashir in Sudan.

This is a good news in particular to WMDC co-founder, Fanny Rothschild, a long time advocate for justice in Argentine.

Monday, April 19, 2010

South Africa criticizes Sudan’s rush to elections at an "inopportune" time

April 18, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — The South African government this week expressed dissatisfaction with what it described as a rush on the part of Sudan to hold elections at an "inopportune" time.

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