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Argentina overturns amnesty laws

The Argentine Congress has annulled amnesty laws that have for two decades protected members of the former military regime from prosecution on charges of human rights abuses. In a late-night session, the lower house of Congress voted to scrap two key laws enacted soon after the regime fell. The decision clears the way for hundreds of former military officers to be tried on charges of torture and murder. In a packed chamber just before midnight, the Congress effectively opened the book on one of the most painful and brutal periods of the nation’s history – the military dictatorship of 1976-1983. Until now that book had been locked shut because of two laws which pardoned officers accused of human rights abuses and protected them from future prosecution. But Argentina’s President Nestor Kirchner came to office earlier this year promising to end impunity. Full Story

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