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122 persons identified who were taken as babies

Published:Tuesday | April 25, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Here, Iris Garcia Soler (left) and Enrique Bustamante (right), who disappeared during Argentina’s dictatorship, are displayed during a news conference of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights organisation in Buenos Aires, Argentina, yesterday.


An Argentine human rights group says DNA tests have determined the identity of another person taken from parents by the country's former dictatorship, bringing the number of such cases to 122.

The identity of the man has not been released yet. But the human rights group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo said yesterday that he's the biological son of Iris Garcia Soler and Enrique Bustamante.

They belonged to the Montoneros guerrilla group and were kidnapped by dictatorship agents in 1977.

Their son was born in captivity at the former Argentine Navy School of Mechanics. That's where thousands of leftist dissidents were jailed and tortured during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Former military and police figures have been convicted of organising the theft of babies from political prisoners who were often executed.