June 27, 2019

“Flights of death” arrests in Argentina

Captain Astiz - a mid level scumbag. He has obviously ratted out the other junior players. Newswarped would rather see more of the high level big cheeses going for the high jump.

Authorities in Argentina have arrested three former policemen in connection with the “flights of death” during military rule in the 1970’s.

The men are accused of being part of the crew when French nun Leonie Duquet and human rights activist Azucena Villaflor were thrown from a plane in 1977.

Their bodies washed ashore and were buried in an unmarked grave until their remains were identified in 2005.

It is known that hundreds of political prisoners were killed in this way during Argentina’s military rule.

A judge on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former police officers Enrique Jose De Saint Georges, Mario Daniel Arru and Alejandro Domingo D’Agostino.

A lawyer and a former navy officer have also been detained as part of the investigation.

Sister Leonie Duquet and Azucena Villaflor, one of the founders of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo rights group, were among a dozen women seized by police in December 1977.

Another French nun, Alice Domon, who also helped the Mothers, was among those kidnapped but her body has never been found.

Prosecutors this month called for a life sentence to be passed on former navy captain Alfredo Astiz, who is accused of having a key role in the abduction of the nuns and several other people.

Mr Astiz, nicknamed the Blond Angel of Death, is said to have helped security forces by infiltrating meetings of the Mothers at a church in Buenos Aires.

He has already been tried in absentia in France and sentenced to life for his involvement in the death of the French Sisters’. Obviously France has not been on his holiday destination list in recent years.

During the military dictatorship in Argentina between 1976 and 1983, it is believed that up to 30,000 people ‘disappeared’.

Newswarped is pleased to see that the Argentine authorities are not letting this go. As many as possible of the perpetrators of these crimes against their own people should be brought to justice.

If for no other reason than to remind other totalitarian scum-bags thinking of doing similar activities in the world today, that justice will arrive eventually, and there is indeed no rest for the wicked.