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Argentina - Children of the Disappeared

NPR's Martin Kaste reports that prosecutors in Argentina are trying to bring to trial members of the former military government who participated in kidnapping the children of "the disappeared." The disappeared were political dissidents who were taken away and later killed during the era known as the "dirty war." Grandmothers of the kidnapped children have conducted an exhaustive campaign to identify kidnap victims and re-unite them with their blood relatives. Prosecutors cannot file murder charges against former military leaders because of a general amnesty, but the amnesty does not cover wide-scale kidnapping of children.

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