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Sat May 27, 2017, 09:50 PM

2. She even had to stand seeing her husband's killer, Lt Col. Stuhldreher, acquitted by a RW judge

One of the less-understood facets of Argentina's Dirty War is the lengths to which the perpetrators like Stuhldreher would go to not only conceal the crime; but to create elaborate cover stories to explain the detainee's "disappearance."

The farce would usually include the complicity of a right-wing judge, who then fended off loved ones' inquiries.

In Fagetti's case, release papers were drawn up - which he and the other prisoners themselves signed and a local judge approved. When Mrs. Fagetti showed up to take him home, she was shown the signed papers and told the "he must have run off with some other woman."

There were thousands of cases much like that. Trials against Dirty War-era judges as accomplices after the fact - similar to the Judges' Trials in Nürnberg - are ongoing; but they've stalled considerably since Macri took office.

Luis Stuhldreher, appointed mayor of San Rafael after the coup as a "reward" for his good cover stories. His trial for the San Rafael killings began in 2014, but has stalled.

The Judges' Trial, which began in Mendoza in 2014. The one in the second row, third from left, is Otilio Romano, who fled to Chile in 2011 to avoid prosecution but was extradited two years later.

The trial has likewise stalled, mostly because many witnesses refuse to testify.

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