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Argentina - "Budget airline pilot, Julio Alberto Poch, arrested over 1,000 deaths in Dirty War" - Operation Condor: US gov't sponsored terrorism

"A pilot for a Dutch airline has been arrested over allegations that he flew hundreds of "death flights" for Argentina's military dictatorship during the country's "Dirty War".

Julio Alberto Poch, 57, a retired Argentine naval pilot, is accused of being involved in the deaths of a thousand victims between 1976 and 1983.

Mr Poch is wanted in Argentina in connection with four criminal investigations into "death flights" in which opponents of the military dictatorship were drugged then dumped from aircraft into the Atlantic Ocean or rivers and drowned.

The flights were a favoured method of the military junta during its violent crackdown against leftwingers and other political opponents.

Mr Poch, a former lieutenant, is said to have worked as a pilot attached to the notorious Naval Mechanics School in Argentina, where prisoners were tortured and murdered.

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Added: Sep-23-2009 Occurred On: Sep-23-2009
By: lasrever
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Tags: terrorism, terrorist, terrorists, argentina, operation condor, right-wing dictatorship, dictatorship, julio alberto poch, julio poch, death squad, death flights, torture, operation condor
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  • Good. I hope they throw away the key.

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  • "In 2005, Argentina's Supreme Court annulled two amnesty laws that had shielded hundreds of former officers from charges of human rights abuses during the dictatorship."
    Now this is really great news. Let prosecutors cast as wide a net as necessary to nail as many perpetrators as possible.

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    whatever the case i'm heading out for dinner. have fun all y'all

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