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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 04:36 PM

Uruguay Supreme Court rules out human rights trials delving into dictatorship abuses

Source: Associated Press

Uruguay Supreme Court rules out human rights trials delving into dictatorship abuses
By The Associated Press February 22, 2013 4:05 PM

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguay's ruling party lawmakers are expressing dismay over their Supreme Court's decision to end a wave of new human rights trials for abuses committed during the country's 1973-1985 dictatorship.

The justices ruled unconstitutional a law that eliminated statutes of limitations for crimes committed by the state during the dictatorship, saying amnesties that applied to both military authorities and leftist guerrilla fighters still hold.

President Jose Mujica's power base in the ruling Broad Front coalition issued a statement accusing the court's majority of maintaining impunity for state terror. Several other lawmakers vowed to challenge the ruling to the Inter-American Human Rights Court. And many called for a mass protest Monday in the capital's Freedom Plaza.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/news/Uruguay+Supreme+Court+rules+human+rights+trials+delving+into/8003774/story.html



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 05:09 PM

1. Uruguay was safe haven for ODESSA and the NAZIs.

Secret files reveal 9,000 Nazi war criminals fled to South America after WWII

These are the war criminals who escaped justice and rose through the local ranks to help Uruguay's military dictatorship run smoothly and profitably, at the expense of the 99-percent, of course.

PS: Thank you for the important article, Judi Lynn. These gangsters, like in the USA, own and operate the government.

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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:01 AM

2. Forward! No time to look back. That's be "partisan."

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