Sixth Hearing – Monday, July 23

The persecution of the “Graiver Group”

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Two members of Graiver family, as well as a former employee of the family’s business testified today regarding their detention and the torture, the involvement of civilians in the operation of Clandestine Detention Centers, and their trial before a special war council.

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Fifth Hearing – Thursday, July 19th

Witnesses affirm that Von Wernich was aware of tortures. [leer en español]

In today’s hearing, testimonies were heard from five new witnesses. All appeared to agree that the priest Chistian Von Wernich was fully aware of the tortures that were occurring in Clandestine Detention Centers during the Argentine military dictatorship of 1976-1983, with one witness actually personally recognizing Von Wernich, who’s brief appearance in the courtroom was the first in several weeks.
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Fourth Hearing

Former chaplain Von Wernich “repressed and tortured” Timerman’s father

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The Argentine consul in New York, Héctor Timerman, declared today that his father recognized Ramón Camps, Jorge Bergés and Christian Von Wernich from his captivity and torture following his kidnapping in 1977. He asserted that the former chaplain “acted as a repressor and torturer, not as a priest.”

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Third Hearing

The Miralles Family testifies against Von Wernich.

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Julio Miralles, a former federal judge who was kidnapped and tortured during the military dictatorship of 1976-83, testified today in the ongoing trial of former chaplain Christian von Wernich. Leer más de esta entrada

Second Hearing

Witnesses claim that former Chaplain Christian Von Wernich had knowledge of tortures occuring in Clandestine Detention Centers (CDCs).

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Opening Statements

The third public trial for genocide since the repeal of the “Punto Final” (Final Stop) and “Obediencia Debida” (Due Obedience) laws has begun in La Plata.

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The Trial of Christian Von Wernich: An Overview

The first priest to be brought to trial for involvement with the operation of clandestine detention centers during the military junta of the late 1970s, Christian Von Wernich faces initial hearings July 5th in La Plata. [leer en español]

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