The Benson Latin American Collection

Actas mecanografiadas de la causa No. 13 originalmente instruida por el Consejo Supremo de las Fuerzas Armadas en cumplimiento del Decreto 158/83 del Poder Ejecutivo Nacional, 1985



Descriptive Summary

Creator Argentina. Camara Nacional de Apelaciones en lo Criminal y Correccional de la Capital Federal.
Title Actas mecanografiadas de la causa No. 13 originalmente instruida por el Consejo Supremo de las Fuerzas Armadas en cumplimiento del Decreto 158/83 del Poder Ejecutivo Nacional.
Dates: 1985
Abstract Photocopies of case transcripts of testimonies by 828 witesses at the 1985 trial of nine Argentine military commanders.
OCLC Record No. 42903155
Extent 10 manuscript boxes (50 linear inches)
Language Spanish
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Nine members of the military junta that ruled Argentina from 1976 to 1982 were put on trial by the Buenos Aires Federal Court of Criminal Appeals, a civilian court, and were charged with crimes ranging from homicide, torture, illegal detention, robbing, and carrying out illegal searches with false identification. The court acted in compliance with Law 23.049, taking the case over from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, a military court. The federal prosecutor, Julio Strassera, presented over 705 cases and called 828 witnesses to testify, based on research made by CONADE, whose report: "Nunca mas," documented the disappearance of over 8,900 people. The accused were: Jorge Rafael Videla, Emilio Massera, Orlando Agosti, Roberto Viola, Armando Lambruschini, Omar Graffigna, Leopoldo Galtieri, Jorge Isaac Anaya, and Basilio Lami Dozo. The trial was held from April 22 to Dec. 22, 1985.


Scope and Contents Note

Collection consists of photocopies of case transcripts of testimonies by 828 witnesses at the 1985 trial of nine Argentine military commanders. The 7630 sheets of testimonies, chiefly by released prisoners like Jacobo Timmerman, document instances of kidnapping, illegal detention in clandestine centers, systematic torture, coerced collaboration, and death under torture. Transcripts are arranged chronologically and a list of witnesses is included and accompanied by: Anexos del Informe de la Comision Nacional sobre la Desaparicion de Personas (Buenos Aires : Compania Impresora Argentina, 1985) which contains "listado de personas desaparecidas por apellido paterno," "personas vistas en lugares de detencion," and "listado de centros clandestinos de detencion." Some of the testimonies have been published.


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Index Terms

The Actas Mecanografiadas are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries' catalog:
Videla, Jorge Rafael, 1925-
Massera, Emilio E.
Agosti, Orlando Ramon
Viola, Roberto Eduardo.
Lambruschini, Armando
Graffigna, Omar Domingo Rubens
Galtieri, Leopoldo Fortunato.
Anaya, Jorge Isaac--Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Political crimes and offenses)--Argentina.
State-sponsored terrorism--Argentina.
Political atrocities--Argentina.
Victims of state-sponsored terrorism--Argentina.
Torture victims--Argentina.
Political prisoners--Argentina.
Disappeared persons--Argentina.
Political persecution--Argentina.
Political crimes--Argentina.
Argentina--Politics and government--1955-1983

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Actas Mecanografiadas, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.


Bibliograpy

Argentina. Comision Nacional sobre la Desaparicion de Personas. Nunca mas. Buenos Aires : Editorial Universitaria de Buenos Aires, c1984.

Argentina. Comision Nacional sobre la Desaparicion de Personas. Anexos del Informe de la Comision Nacional sobre la Desaparicion de Personas. Buenos Aires : Compania Impresora Argentina, 1985.

Diario del juicio. Buenos Aires ; Editorial Perfil, 1985-

El libro de el diario del juicio. Buenos Aires : Editorial Perfil, c1985.


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