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A U.S. jury finds a former Argentine officer responsible for the slaughter

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Roberto Guillermo Bravo, a former Argentine navy officer, leaves federal court Monday, June 27, 2022, in Miami, where he is on trial for his alleged role in a 1972 massacre of political prisoners in his homeland. The civil trial that began Monday seeks economic compensation for the damage that Bravo's alleged role in the killings caused.
Former Argentine Navy officer Roberto Guillermo Bravo opens federal court on Monday, June 27, 2022. leave. In Miami, he is being tried for his alleged role in the 1972 massacre of political prisoners in his hometown. A civil trial that began on Monday seeks financial compensation for damages caused by Bravo's alleged role in the killings. Photo: Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

Miami (AP) — Jury Trial Found in Miami on Friday A former Argentine Navy officer who slaughtered a political prisoner in his hometown in 1972 ordered relatives of the four victims to pay more than $ 20 million in damages.

Roberto Gillermo Bravo (79), who has lived in the United States since 1973, has been unanimously voted by seven jury trials.

The family has filed a civil suit against Bravo under US law, which allows a judicial proceeding against a US resident for alleged actions taken elsewhere.

Bravo was calm when he heard the ruling in court, but two of his relatives heard in tears.

"I'm happy with them," Bravo told The Associated Press when he left the courtroom.

He was the only former Argentinean officer accused of participating in what was known as the Trelew massacre, who did not face justice. The other three officers were convicted in Argentina and sentenced to life imprisonment.

Early on August 22, 1972, Bravo and other military officers allegedly shot dead 16 unarmed political prisoners and seriously injured the other three. case.

The official version of the case claimed that political prisoners were killed during a shootout while attempting to escape, but in 1973 Algenina returned to democracy. Later, the three survivors regained their freedom and talked to another. These three were later kidnapped and killed by the military after the 1976 coup brought Argentina's last military dictatorship.

The four plaintiffs were relatives of Raquel Camps, Eduardo Cappello, Alicia Krueguer, and Marcela Santucho. Krueguer, Cappello and Santucho were among the murdered people, while Camps was one of the first three survivors.

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