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Argentine Faces 'Dirty War' Trial

Mexico’s Supreme Court has ordered the extradition to Spain of a former Argentine navy officer to face charges of genocide and terrorism. Ricardo Cavallo was arrested in the southern Mexican resort of Cancun in 2000 after a newspaper report said that five former political prisoners had identified him as their torturer. A Spanish judge, Baltasar Garzon, has accused Mr Cavallo of human rights crimes during Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship. The Mexican Supreme Court decision – which is not subject to appeal – ends a three-year battle to extradite Mr Cavallo. Judge Garzon argues that Mr Cavallo tortured prisoners at the Argentine Navy Mechanical School, one of the most notorious centres of repression during the country’s “dirty war”. Full Story

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