Argentina's 'dirty war' suspects to remain in prison
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
An Argentine high court Friday suspended a controversial decision to grant bail to high-profile defendants accused of torturing and killing dissidents during the 1976-1983 dictatorship.
The court instead sent the cases to the Supreme Court after prosecutor Raul Plee appealed the ruling. The decision will keep the suspects behind bars until the Supreme Court ruling, at a date still to be determined.
On Thursday, a three-judge panel ordered the release of suspects including former navy officer Jorge Acosta, who was convicted in absentia in Italy for the killings of three Italians; and Alfredo Astiz, the so-called Angel of Death accused in the disappearance of two French nuns and the founder of the famed human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.
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