Advertisement

WORLD IN BRIEF : ARGENTINA : Menem Plans More Rights Case Pardons

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

President Carlos Saul Menem said he will pardon as many as six imprisoned senior military officers accused of human rights crimes, including three convicted military junta members. On the sensitive issue of a new series of pardons for imprisoned military officers, Menem said in Buenos Aires, “At the right time, in the course of this year, we will conduct the second stage (of the pardons).” Last October, the president pardoned 285 persons, including lower-ranking military personnel and civilians accused of human rights crimes, rebellion and terrorism.


Advertisement
Advertisement