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