In Buenos Aires, former military president General Leopoldo Galtieri and senior members of his former administration appeared before a military court on December 20.
CHANNEL II BUENOS AIRES (MUTE)
GV & CU EXTERIOR Defence Department building. (2 SHOTS)
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GV PAN Journalists surround former navy chief, Admiral Jorge Isaac Anaya before he enters building.
SCU PAN Former president General Galtieri arrives.
SV PAN Anaya leaves in car.
SVs Galtieri leaves in car. (3 SHOTS)
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Background: In Buenos Aires, former military president General Leopoldo Galtieri and senior members of his former administration appeared before a military court on December 20. They were charged with the systematic abuse of human rights. Galtieri, together with former navy chief, Admiral Jorge Isaac Anaya and former air force commander Brigadier Basilio Lamidozo appeared briefly before the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to be informed of the charges. The three were already on trial for defeat in Argentina's war with Britain over the Falkland Islands. On December 29, about 20 other senior members of the armed forces from the three military juntas that ruled the country from 1976 to the end of last year also appeared in court. They were charged with authorising kidnaps, torture and the murder of thousands of political detainees. Human rights campaigners in Argentina estimated that up to 30,000 people disappeared since 1976 without trace. Recently, however, a mass grave was discovered in the capital, and mutilated bodies were washed ashore from the sea.