New ‘Operation Condor’ trial opens in Argentina

Five former intelligence and military officials in Argentina have gone on trial on charges of murdering 65 people. They are accused of kidnapping, torturing, and killing left-wing activists under the country’s military rule between 1976 and 1983.

The five, two former intelligence officers, Honorio Martinez Ruiz and Eduardo Ruffo, former Gen Eduardo Cabanillas, former Col Ruben Visuara, and former military intelligence agent Raul Guglielminetti, have denied the charges.

A prosecutor said what happened at Automotores Orletti was “calculated and planned and amounted to a death sentence” for the prisoners.

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