DECISION OF LUIS E. DUHALDE, ARGENTINE SECRETARY OF HUMAN RIGHTS, UPHOLDING EDUARDO SAIEGH'S CASE - 10/25/2004
Ministry Of Justice and Human Rights
COMMUNICATION SDH SP No. 0480/04
Buenos Aires, October 25, 2004
I am pleased to contact you in order to inform you that I do share the conclusions stated in the foregoing note, appearing In folios 508 and 509 of these proceedings. Said conclusions are the result of the complaints, witnesses’ testimony and factual elements mentioned in the report issued by the Record Department of the CONADEP – SDH (Human Rights Bureau) of this Secretariat, currently under the direction of the National Record for Memory and attached hereto on folios 498 et seq.
Therefore, I consider that the facts denounced by Arch. Eduardo Saiegh hereunder fully match with the methods and operations implemented by the task groups of the last military dictatorship, both as regards the unlawful appropriation of private property and the search for profit during the illegal repression, as well as the discriminatory element that characterized State Terrorism with respect to the Jewish Community.
(signature and seal).
DR. EDUARDO DUHALDE .
Secretary of Human Rights,
Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
TO THE ATTENTION OF THE UNDERSECRETARY OF LEGAL AFFAIRS
DR. OSVALDO SISELES
MINISTRY OF ECONOMY AND PRODUCTION