Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Adolfo Scilingo to serve 640 years

Perpetrators: Get Ready and
"Wet your Hair"
Scilingo's sentence breaks new ground in the fight against torture:

A Spanish Court convicted the Argentinean Ex-Naval Captain Adolfo Scilingo to serve 640 years of imprisonment for crimes against humanity and torture under the Argentine military government between 1976 and 1983. The sentence is of great relevance in the fight against impunity for torturers and other perpetrators of international crimes.

Read more: http://www.irct.org/usr/irct/home.nsf/unid/JREW-6BMJPY

Armenian Genocide

April 25, 2005
Armenian Genocide Plagues Ankara 90 Years On
By Bernhard Zand
This weekend, Armenians commemorated the 90th anniversary of the genocide of 1915. But Turkey has yet to recognize the crime -- the first genocide of the 20th century. By refusing to use the word "genocide," Turkey could complicate its efforts to join the European Union.