Thursday, April 21, 2005

Justice delayed is justice denied -

- usually. But not always. Sometimes the more accurate saying is better late than never. And even if it's true that there can be no true justice in a case like this, there can at least be a sort of closure. From the BBC for Tuesday:
An Argentine ex-naval officer has been convicted in Spain of crimes against humanity and given 640 years in prison.

Adolfo Scilingo, 58, bowed his head in court after being found to have been on board planes from which 30 people were thrown to their deaths.

The offences were committed during Argentina's "dirty war" - the period of military rule between 1976 and 1983.
That was also the period in which the generals succeeded in turning "disappear" into a transitive verb. Relatives of the disappeared hugged each other when they heard the verdict.

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