Family members and victims, accompanied by personnel from the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) and the National Search Commissionmanaged to enter for the first time the facilities of the Military Camp No. 1 where they were allegedly committed human rights violations by the Army During the period known as “War dirty”.
As part of the demands to clarify what happened in the military installation between 1965 and 1990, 61 people managed to enter different areas yesterday in which, according to military documentation and testimonies of survivors, Various crimes had been committed.
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“The reconnaissance actions, which will conclude on September 22, have the objective of identifying spaces within Military Camp No. 1-A, in which serious human rights violations were allegedly committed and documenting them with expert methodology,” detailed the report. Commission for Access to Truth, Historical Clarification and the Promotion of Justicean instance that began last June steps to investigate these facts.
During the visit to the Military Camp, in addition to the aforementioned instances, criminal experts, architects and psychosocial support personnel were also able to enter along with the Truth Commission, which undertook to continue with the inspection process at those points that the survivors and family members point out as possible clandestine detention sites.
Despite being a substantial advance in one of the five points contemplated in the work plan, last June, after the federal government authorized the opening of the military archives corresponding to that period, the CNDH, directed by Rosario Ibarra de Piedra, In his position on the 23rd of that month, he saw as “worrisome” that the authorities intend to give equitable treatment to the victims who are accused of having committed harassment between 1965 and 1990.
In 1977, the activist Rosario Ibarra de Piedra founded the ¡Eureka! Committee, made up of mothers who were looking for their children captured by state forces and which counted at least 564 disappeared due to the “Dirty War”.
“We are concerned that, in the case of an investigation into serious human rights violations committed by the State through members of the Army, the intention is to equate the victims of these violations with the soldiers who committed these violations and that, although they may have fallen in these actions, in no way can they have the same treatment as those who suffered harassment, arbitrary detentions, serious violations, extrajudicial executions, forced disappearance, torture, etc,” Rosario Ibarra pointed out.
It reiterated the need for the State authorities to take the necessary measures to fully clarify the facts, in such a way that build a close and empathic relationship with the victims and groups of victims.
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In addition to the revision of the facilities of the Military Camp No. 1 also the review of files and documents is contemplated; realize interviews and testimonies of personnel of the Ministry of National Defense that it has information regarding the facts; consult the individual cases on alleged human rights violations; and as the last place to collect testimonies of the victims.
|| With information from EFE ||