Disappeared people
Argentina commemorates victims of military dictatorship on the 47th anniversary of US-backed coup

Hundreds of thousands of Argentines marched to remember the 30,000 victims of the country’s last and bloodiest dictatorship

Argentinians on the streets at 47 years since the US-backed coup

March 24 marked 47 years since the US-backed civic-military coup overthrew the left-wing government of President Isabel Martínez de Perón in Argentina. The coup installed the bloodiest dictatorship in the history of the country.

Hebe de Bonafini Argentina Hebe de Bonafini, the historic leader of Argentina’s Mothers of Plaza de Mayo organization, dies at 93

Bonafini was one of Argentina’s most widely honored and admired human rights activists. She played a crucial role in defending human rights in the country during the US-backed military dictatorship as well as ensuring their expansion following the return of democracy

19 former Argentine military officers convicted for crimes during dictatorship

During over seven years of military dictatorship, Argentine security forces kidnapped, tortured and disappeared over 30,000 people suspected of being left-wing activists

Argentina remembers 46th anniversary of the US-backed civic-military coup

This March 24, on the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, after a pause of two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of thousands of Argentines took to the streets across the country to pay homage to the victims of the last military dictatorship

Political crisis in Pakistan, Argentines honor coup victims and other stories

Today we look at Pakistan’s political scenario as PM Imran Khan faces a no-confidence motion, marches in Argentina to honour the victims of the coup, and more

Concern in Peru over the increase in number of missing women and girls

According to a recent report by the ombudsman’s office, more than 5,000 women, girls and adolescents have been reported missing in Peru between January and November 2020

Sri Lanka Tamil missing persons Families of missing persons in Sri Lanka demand justice

Following the civil war in the country, hundreds of Tamil families have been struggling for years to establish the fate of those who disappeared during the conflict

Protest in Sri Lanka urging the UN not to give more time to the Sri Lankan government for war crimes investigations “Don’t give additional time to Sri Lanka,” mothers of disappeared persons tell the UN

Families of tens of thousands of Tamils are still waiting for justice for the mass atrocities committed by the Sri Lankan government during the civil war that lasted 26 years

Chicha Mariani, Argentine activist, who led the search for children abducted during dictatorship, dies

The 94-year-old died after 40 years of tireless search for her granddaughter, Clara Anahi, who was kidnapped when she was just a baby after a military operation in November 1976. She died without finding her