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[video] ECCHR trial monitoring: Buenos Aires 2009/2010

Since December 2009, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) has been monitoring the on-going trials of former military officials in Argentinean federal courts…charged with severe human rights violations committed under the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983…Adolfo Pérez Esquivel…[who] was forcibly detained and tortured for a total of fourteen months…talks about concrete strategies for Human Rights advocacy and emphasizes the role played by transnational corporations in the atrocities committed by the former dictatorship [scroll down]… Trial has begun on behalf of those imprisoned in the former military complex "Campo de Mayo"…Héctor Ratto…formerly employed at a Mercedes-Benz facility in Catán González, Buenos Aires…testified that he witnessed the company's managers participate in the illegal detention and disappearance of some of his colleagues. [also refers to Ford, IBM]