Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo identify “grandson 133” stolen by the Argentine dictatorship

Buenos Aires (BLAZETRENDS).- The Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo organization identified “grandson 133” stolen by the Argentine dictatorship (1976-1983), according to the group, which will expand the details of “a new restitution” of identity in a Press conference.

“With immense happiness, we announce the meeting of grandson 133”, indicated the press release, which calls for a meeting with the press in the Memory and Human Rights Space -former Navy School of Mechanics (ESMA), one of the largest illegal detention and torture centers during the dictatorship-, in which more details of the case will be offered.

“Almost 40 years after the start of the longest democratic period in our history, we continue to search for our grandsons and granddaughters, every day. Each restitution reaffirms that the Argentine people accompanies us and decides not to forget,” added the text about the first identification that takes place in 2023, since the last two date from December 2022.

The emblematic association has been integrated since 1977 by old women who are looking for their grandchildren, children of disappeared persons who were appropriated by the regime and handed over to other families.

It is estimated that about 500 babies were stolen

The association, chaired by Estela de Carlotto (92 years old), estimates that close to 500 babies were stolen by the dictatorship from their parents, mostly opponents of the regime, and in many cases from mothers who gave birth in clandestine detention centers and torture and they were disappeared forever, killed or thrown alive, drugged, into the sea.

According to human rights organizations, State terrorism made nearly 30,000 people disappear.

In the mid-1980s, the Grandmothers promoted the creation of a bank to store their genetic profiles and guarantee the identification of their grandchildren.

The organization continues to search for her missing grandchildren.

In 1987, Congress created by law the National Genetic Data Bank, which since then has been in charge of resolving the filiation of appropriate girls and boys during the last dictatorship.

In all this time, the bank has been adding advanced genetic and forensic identification techniques and in 2009 a new law was enacted that gave the institution a hierarchy.

The last time that Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo announced the identity restitution of a stolen baby was in December 2022, when they presented -with a few days of difference- the “grandson 131” -son of Lucía Nadín and Aldo Hugo Quevedo, both disappeared in 1977- and “grandson 132” -son of Mercedes del Valle Morales, disappeared in 1976-.

Prior to that, there was a period of three and a half years without recoveries, since the last identification had taken place on June 13, 2019, when the organization publicly presented Javier Matías Darroux, 41, as “grandson 130”.

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