BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine human rights group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo divulged the identity on Thursday of the son of a couple disappeared during the nation’s brutal 1976 to 1983 military dictatorship.
With the discovery, the organization, which works to identify children of dissidents who were killed by Argentina’s government and reconnect them with their relatives, says it has now identified some 130 sons and daughters who were separated from their parents.
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Human rights groups estimate that about 30,000 people were killed by Argentina’s military government, many of them tortured beforehand. Most were students, union leaders or dissidents who were murdered for their political beliefs.
In some cases, young children of the murdered were put up for adoption and were never told of their biological parents.
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Javier Matías Darroux Mijalchuk, who was born in 1977, told reporters on Thursday that he knew he was adopted, but did not know who his parents were or the circumstances of his adoption, as he was only a...
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