Under the motto: “Tribute to the victims of terrorism”, Villaruel and a group of vindicators of the civic-military-ecclesiastical dictatorship and the genocide, will hold an act in the Buenos Aires Legislature that garnered numerous repudiations.
The Memory, Truth and Justice Meeting (EMVyJ), a collective that brings together hundreds of human rights, social, unemployed, trade union, political, and artistic organizations, stated that: “we repudiate the call for an act in ‘Homage’ to the genocidal the last civil-military dictatorship, convened by Victoria Villarruel. We also repudiate the granting that Cambiemos made of the Buenos Aires Legislature for that purpose.
With the slogans “30,000 detainees disappeared, children were expropriated and handed over to repressors; No to the demand for torture and extermination in clandestine detention centers; IT WAS NOT A WAR, IT WAS A GENOCIDE; THEY WERE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY” convened this Monday 9/4 at the door of the Buenos Aires Legislature – Peru 160 – CABA where at 12 noon a press conference and at 4:30 pm the act of repudiation.
We call to reject this activity of claiming the genocidal by Victoria Villarruel. pic.twitter.com/PxN3XsVdE0
— CeProDH (@ceprodh) September 2, 2023
Alejandrina Barry, legislator for the PTS in the Frente de Izquierda Unidad, an organization that is part of the EMVyJ, will participate in the press conference, and described Villarruel’s act as a “provocation”: “It is a true provocation that the Legislature carry out an activity 40 years after the end of the dictatorship to promote impunity for the most atrocious crimes of state terrorism,” she denounced on her social networks, adding: “In my capacity as a legislator and daughter of the disappeared, I strongly repudiate that commemoration , which is a vindication of the genocidal dictatorship”.
A true provocation 40 years after the end of the dictatorship, as a legislator and daughter of the disappeared, I express my strongest rejection of this activity by Victoria Villarruel in the Buenos Aires legislature to vindicate the most atrocious crimes of the genocidal dictatorship #Son30mil 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/xFTaulIzMu
— Alejandrina Barry (@Barry__Ale) September 2, 2023
For her part, the national deputy and candidate for president for the Left Unity Front, Myriam Bregman, has been denouncing based on what was spread by the lawyer Guadalupe Godoy, plaintiff with Bregman in the trial against Etchecolatz, in which Julio López appears, that Victoria Villarruel figured in a notebook of the genocidal in charge of what was called Camps Circuit. “Villaruel visited genocidal, now does she want to visit the legislature to tell it? The only sense this has is to provoke,” she said on her social networks.
The only point this makes is to provoke.
Villaruel visited genocidal, now do you want to visit the legislature to tell about it? pic.twitter.com/Iu0CGqF15V
— Myriam Bregman (@myriambregman) September 2, 2023