Argentina: “Death Flights” pilots go on trial

Posted on November 30, 2012 • Filed under: Argentina, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Latin America Aviation

Pilots for Argentina’s infamous “death flights” have begun trial, and brought up on charges for crimes against humanity for their active participation in de facto president Jorge Rafael Videla’s “dirty war” that consumed the Latin American county for years. From 1976-1983 during Videla’s reign as Argentina’s dictator, in addition to the armies kidnappings and murders, dissidents and political prisoners were dragged from their cells in military detention, drugged and flown over the ocean and thrown from the plane. Read Article

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