Argentina ‘dirty war’ suspect Omar Graffigna goes on trial aged 90

Former head of Argentinas air force and two ex-subordinates charged over disappearance of activist couple during 1976-1983 dictatorship

The former head of Argentinas air force and two ex-subordinates are on trial for alleged abduction and disappearance of activists during the Latin American nations 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Omar Graffigna, 90, is accused of abducting activist couple Patricia Roisinblit and Jose Manuel Perez Rojo in 1978.

Roisinblit was eight months pregnant when she, Perez Rojo, and a 15-month-old daughter were taken to a clandestine detention centre. What happened to the couple is unknown.

Guillermo Perez Roisinblit, the son Roisinblit gave birth to during detention, is a plaintiff in the trial that began this week. He was adopted by another family.

Rights groups estimate 30,000 people were killed or disappeared during the dictatorship. Hundreds of former military officials have been convicted.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/05/argentina-dirty-war-suspect-omar-graffigna-goes-on-trial-aged-90

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