Argentina calls for Peron extradition from Spain

[JURIST] Argentina has made a formal request that Spain [JURIST news archive] extradite former Argentine President Isabel Peron [Wikipedia profile], officials from the Argentinean Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. The request was made in connection to Federal Judge Raul Acosta's investigation into Peron's alleged involvement in the disappearance of political opponent Hector Aldo Fagetti Gallego in 1976. Peron was arrested [JURIST report] last month by Spanish authorities after Acosta issued an order for her detention so that she could be questioned in the case.

In January, Argentinean Judge Norberto Oyarbide issued a second international warrant [JURIST report] for Peron's arrest demanding that Peron be returned to Argentina for questioning about the Argentine Anti-Communist Alliance (Triple A) [MIPT backgrounder], a government-supported death squad. According to Oyarbide, extradition of Peron could take over a year [JURIST report], if it ever happens at all. AP has more.



 

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