Dr Francesca Lessa interviewed by the BBC, the New York Times and CCTV America in the aftermath of the Operation Condor trial verdict
Dr Lessa, based in Buenos Aires since 2014 to monitor the Operation Condor trial, was interviewed by the BBC, the New York Times, CCTV America and three radio stations in Uruguay. The verdict in this historic prosecution was delivered in the Comodoro Py courthouse on May 27. The tribunal recognised that Operation Condor constituted a join criminal enterprise set up by Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay to perpetrate human rights violations beyond borders across South America; 15 out of the 17 defendants received prison sentences, including former Argentine dictator Bignone and Uruguayan Army officer Cordero.
Operation Condor was a campaign of state-sponsored terror organised by South American dictatorships in the 1970s, designed to hunt down political opponents across the continent.
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