The APDH filed an appeal for Carlos Blaquier to be tried for crimes against humanity

The APDH filed an appeal for Carlos Blaquier to be tried for crimes against humanity

Carlos Blaquier had been prosecuted together with the then administrator of the mill, Alberto Lemos, in two cases for crimes against humanity that were raised to oral trial. (file photo)

The Permanent Assembly for Human Rights (APDH) claimed on Thursday that the businessman Carlos Pedro Tadeo Blaquiercompany owner Ledesmabe brought to trial for crimes committed during the last civic-military dictatorship and when presenting an appeal for cassation, he declared himself against “consecrating the impunity of one of the biggest culprits Y beneficiaries of state terrorismin northern Argentina.

The APDH is a plaintiff in the case for crimes against humanity followed against the owner of the Ledesma sugar mill that is being processed before the Jujuy Federal Court and, in this regard, filed a appeal with a view to “annulling the judicial decision that removes the named accused from the process because he considers that he is not in sufficient health to interpret the alternatives of the trial.”

“The APDH considers that such resolution is not in accordance with lawwhile considering that the decision is institutional gravitygiven that it enshrines the impunity of one of the main perpetrators -and beneficiaries- of the State Terrorism that devastated our people, in northern Argentina”, they expressed from the organization when presenting the appeal.

At the end of last year, the Human Rights Secretariat had reported that the cases for the crimes committed at the Ingenio Ledesma, in the province of Jujuy, during the last civic-military dictatorship would not have the owner of the company, Carlos Pedro, as the accused. Blaquier, following the opinion of the Forensic Medical Corps that he warned that he could not continue in the process “due to mental health problems”.

Carlos Pedro Tadeo Blaquier, owner of the Ledesma company, should face trial for crimes against humanity for the crimes known as the Night of the Blackout
Carlos Pedro Tadeo Blaquier, owner of the Ledesma company, should face trial for crimes against humanity for the crimes known as the “Night of the Blackout”

The forensic evaluation, in which members of the Forensic Medical Corps and two experts from the Secretary of Human Rights participated, ruled that “the cognitive deterioration that the defendant does not allow him to face an oral debate“said the Secretariat, which highlighted that these professionals are “unquestionably committed to the process of memory, truth and justice.”

Blaquier had been indicted together with the then manager of the mill, Alberto Lemosin two cases for crimes against humanity that were brought to trial.

In the file on the night of the blackout -when there was a power outage to kidnap people- he is accused of the illegal deprivation of liberty of 20 people in the Jujuy towns of Ledesma, Calilegua and Libertador General San Martín in July 1976, while in the cause Aredez He is charged with three kidnappings between March and April 1976.



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