“Valuable information” on dictatorship reaches Uruguayan Prosecutor’s Office

The military operations referred to in the documents cover the period ranging from 1972, a year before the beginning of the civil-military dictatorship, to 1986, a year after the reestablishment of democracy,

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay's president Luis Lacalle Pou and the National Defense Minister Javier García, on Tuesday handed over to the Public Prosecutor's Office and the National Human Rights Institution (INDDHH) documentation with "valuable information" related to the repression before and after the 1973 coup d'état.

Six books and two binders with 1,650 pages that include military operations with requests for the capture of people, prosecutions, information on infiltrators and statements of detainees, among other material, were provided to both agencies in digital format after the original papers were found in a military office . . .

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