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Relatives and Survivors of ExESMA Demand Justice

On the 46th anniversary of the opening of ExESMA, a former clandestine detention and torture center in Argentina, relatives and survivors of the victims gathered at the site to demand justice. The group called for the prosecution of those responsible for the torture and disappearances that took place at ExESMA during the country’s Dirty War.

The Dirty War was a period of state terror in Argentina that lasted from 1976 to 1983. During this time, the military junta that ruled the country abducted, tortured, and disappeared thousands of people suspected of being opponents of the regime. ExESMA was one of the most notorious torture centers during the Dirty War.

The relatives and survivors who gathered at ExESMA on Saturday were a diverse group. They included mothers, fathers, children, siblings, and spouses of the victims. They also included survivors of ExESMA who had been tortured and disappeared.

The group spoke about the pain and suffering that they had endured. They talked about the loss of their loved ones and the fear that they had lived with for so many years. They also talked about the hope that they still had for justice.

“We will not forget,” said Estela de Carlotto, the president of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, an organization that searches for children who were stolen from their parents during the Dirty War. “We will continue to demand justice until all those responsible for these crimes are brought to trial.”

The importance of remembering and honoring the victims of ExESMA cannot be overstated. The Dirty War was a dark period in Argentina’s history, and it is important to remember the victims of this period so that something like this never happens again.

The relatives and survivors of ExESMA who gathered on Saturday are a reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit. They have endured unimaginable pain and suffering, but they have never given up hope. They continue to demand justice for the victims of the Dirty War, and they will not rest until all those responsible for these crimes are brought to trial.

In addition to demanding justice, the relatives and survivors of ExESMA also called for the government to do more to remember and honor the victims of the Dirty War. They called for the creation of a national memorial to the victims, and they also called for the government to provide more support to the relatives and survivors.

The government of Argentina has taken some steps to address the legacy of the Dirty War. In 2006, the government passed a law that created the National Commission on the Disappearance of Persons (CONADEP). CONADEP was tasked with investigating the crimes that took place during the Dirty War, and it published a report that detailed the findings of its investigation.

In 2005, the government also passed a law that established the National Museum of Memory and Human Rights. The museum is located at ExESMA, and it tells the story of the Dirty War.

However, the relatives and survivors of ExESMA believe that the government needs to do more. They believe that the government needs to do more to prosecute those responsible for the crimes that took place during the Dirty War, and they believe that the government needs to do more to support the relatives and survivors.

The relatives and survivors of ExESMA are determined to see justice done. They will continue to demand justice until all those responsible for the crimes that took place during the Dirty War are brought to trial. They will also continue to remember and honor the victims of the Dirty War so that their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

The memory of ExESMA is a powerful reminder of the dangers of state terror. It is also a reminder of the importance of fighting for justice and human rights.

In addition to the details that I mentioned in my previous answer, here are some other things to know about ExESMA:

  • The center was located in the heart of Buenos Aires, and it was disguised as a naval mechanics school.
  • The torture methods used at ExESMA were some of the most brutal ever devised.
  • Many of the victims of ExESMA were never seen or heard from again.
  • The center was closed in 1983, after the fall of the military junta.

The memory of ExESMA is a powerful reminder of the dangers of state terror and the importance of fighting for justice and human rights. It is also a reminder of the strength and resilience of the human spirit. The relatives and survivors of ExESMA who continue to demand justice for the victims of the Dirty War are an inspiration to us all.

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