Argentinian doctor arrested in Alicante charged with genocide

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THE Argentinian doctor arrested in Alicante, Carlos Fernando Gori, was wanted in his country for genocide crimes committed during the so-called “National Reorganisation Process”, launched in 1976 after the coup that overthrew the government of President Maria Estela Martinez de Peron.

Interpol alerted Spanish police to the presence of the fugitive and he was subsequently located and arrested.

Carlos Fernando Gori was head of the Department of Health of the Submarine Forces in 1976 and is accused by the Argentine authorities of having helped in illegally detaining people and keeping them under inhumane conditions, denying help to those who had diseases or had sustained injuries.

The doctor worked at Hospital Vithas Perpetuo Internacional in Alicante and was detected by Interpol through social media, where he had apparently made no effort to hide his identity. However Argentine authorities had not issued an international arrest warrant for his extradition until last week and so he had not been detained until now.

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