Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Context of the attack on ProBusqueda

A recent article from the Episcopal News Service provides context for understanding what's at stake with the recent attack where armed intruders ransacked the offices of human rights champion Pro-Busqueda:

In the early morning hours of Nov. 14, gunmen entered the office of Asociación Pro-Búsqueda de Niñas y Niños Desaparecidos, the association for missing children. They detained three people, removed computers and other equipment, and destroyed files by dousing them with gasoline and setting them on fire. 
The attack came three days after the Supreme Court heard testimony from survivors – children whose parents were assassinated by government soldiers during a raid in 1982. Pro-Búsqueda represented the survivors in court, where no one from the armed forces showed up.
Read the rest of the article here.

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