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Uruguay recalls child victims of dictatorship

Uruguay recalls child victims of dictatorship

Montevideo, Nov 23 (Prensa Latina) Teenagers, and minors were victims of the dictatorship in Uruguay, whose crimes remain unrepaired at present, it was denounced here.

The statement was made at a debate organized by the Departmental Board of Montevideo on the occasion of the 33rd anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Rights, violations, and challenges of children and adolescents was the title of the meeting, at which the abuses of the dictatorship in detention centers for left-wing students and minors were recalled.

Marisa Rodriguez, from the Memoria y Libertad group, and Nadia Delgado, representing the detainees in the so-called Hogar Yaguaron, recalled those circumstances.

We were thousands of children and adolescents who suffered torture, exile, kidnapping, robbery, persecution, clandestinity, and sexual abuse, both in our homes and in clandestine detention centers,’ Rodriguez noted.

She added that this experience left consequences at the emotional and affective level,’ in the health and psyche not only of the direct victims but also of their children.

Fifty years after the events, they have have been ‘neither recognized nor repaired by the Uruguayan State,’ therefore, the group demands full reparation and guarantee of non-repetition.

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