Argentina: Falklands War Abuse And Torture Revealed


Argentine soldiers were subjected to abuse and torture, including freezing, food deprivation and mock executions, inflicted by their own superiors during the Malvinas/Falklands War against Britain, as revealed by files released by Argentina’s armed forces 33 years later.

The testimonies of the violence and humiliations were analyzed by the National Human Rights and International Law Department. The content of the documents will now be handed over to the Federal Court of Rio Grande, as part of a case filed by a War Veterans Association.

The documents also reveal that after defeat, the Argentinean military commanders attempted to cover up the evidence of the abuse.


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