Alleged ‘Dirty War’ Pilot To Return to Argentina

January 19, 2010

Spain (ChattahBox) – A spanish court has ruled that a man being held there for the last month will be extradited to Argentina to be tried on war crimes for his alleged part as a pilot in the “Dirty War”.

According to authorities, Julio Alberto Poch, a 57-year-old man with dual Argentina-Dutch citizenship, was a pilot that was once stationed at the Naval Mechanics School.

The school was notorious for the murder and torture conducted there at the hands of the corrupt military and government.

It is believed that Poch was one of the pilots that conducted “Death Flights”; the act of kidnapping opponents of the military regime and dropping them into the ocean from planes.

More than 30,000 people died, many from these flights, between 1976-1983 during the Dirty War.

Poch denies having been stationed at the Naval Mechanics School, or being involved in the flights.



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