October 7, 2022

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Familiares de víctimas de military dictatorship en Panamá exigen justicia

Ciudad de Panamá, 30 ago (Prensa Latina) Family members of the disappeared and assassinated of the military dictatorship in Panama today demanded justice and the punishment of those responsible for the violations and crimes of humanity.

Según explicó a la prensa Maritza Maestre, del Comité de Familiares de Asesinados y Desaparecidos de la Dictadura Militar en Panamá, Héctor Gallego, en más de años todava no se ha sanctionedo nadie y se incomplen con las indemnificaciones.

En occasión este martes del Día Internacional de las Víctimas de las Víctimas de Desapariciones Forced, instituido por Naciones Unidas, Maestre denunció que su tío fue uno de las personas cuyo de las adero se desconoce y hasta la fecha el decho ha quedado impune.

It was also pointed out that in comparison with other countries in the region, where there were dictatorships and criminal prosecutions, little progress has been made in the area of ​​justice towards victims and family members.

“Sigue el silencio complice, la impunidad y la situación de que el Estado no trata este tema como debe ser”, he considered.

On the other hand, it indicated the lack of will of the current government of the Partido Revolucionario Democrático (PRD) to recognize an agreement signed in 2019 during the management of Juan Carlos Varela with the members of the Committee.

Last June, the Comptroller General of the Republic informed that the indemnification, contained in case 13.017-C of the Interamerican Commission of Human Rights, to the families of the victims of the military dictatorship from October 1968 to December 1989, asociados al Comité de Familiares de Asesinados y Desaparecidos de la occidental province de Chiriquí.

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In Panama, at least 116 cases of murdered and missing persons – mostly nationals – were documented by a Comisión de la Verdad in 2002.

The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons Against Enforced Disappearances (signed by 96 countries and ratified by 57), declares the 30th of August as the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances, which began to be celebrated in 2011.

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