Thursday, June 2, 2011

Argentina Argentina .- Justice ordered the children of the owner of Grupo Clarin to give DNA samples

BUENOS AIRES, 2 Jun. The National Chamber of Criminal Appeal in Argentina has ordered Thursday to adopted children of the owner of Grupo Clarin, Ernestina Herrera de Noble, provide DNA samples for comparison with the genetic records of missing persons until July 1976, to determine if they are stolen children during the last military regime.

Federal Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado San Isidro has ordered "direct extraction, with or without consent, minimal blood, saliva, skin, hair or other biological samples as belonging inuditada Marcela and Noble Felipe Herrera." However, the court has decided "to reform and limit the comparison of DNA profiles obtained from samples" of Marcela and Felipe to samples of "national archive of genetic data from relatives of persons detained or missing with certainty until 13 May 1976.

" For Felipe, the extraction is limited to "the comparison with DNA profiles of the samples provided by relatives that file claimants in relation to persons detained or missing with certainty until July 7, 1976, agency reports Telam official. This means that samples can not be checked against all registered profiles on the National Genetic Data Bank (BNDG), which stores the DNA of families affected by these illegal adoptions during the last military dictatorship (1976-1983).

The decision has been taken by the second chamber of Argentina's highest criminal court, in rejecting the appeal of the attorneys for the adopted children of the owner of Clarin, a leading media groups in the country. However, Noble Herrera family still has a final opportunity to exhaust extraordinary appeal or complaint before the Supreme Court of Argentina.

ORIGINS OF THE CASE Marcela and Felipe were adopted in 1976 but a decade ago the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo - an organization that brings together mothers of victims of dictatorship - have ensured that the family Herrera Noble made the process of illegal because it is two children who were removed from their parents during the military repression.

According to reports, Felipe's son would shroud Maria del Carmen Garcia, who was abducted in June 1976 when he was in the ninth month of pregnancy. Apparently born in one of the camps, where dissidents were detained. For his part, actually call Marcela Matilde and her parents would Lanuscou Barbara and Roberto Miranda Lanuscou, who were killed along with his two brothers after a group of soldiers stormed his home in September 1976.

Relatives say the only survivor of this attack was Matilda, who was barely six months old. The research suggests that the child was removed from the home by the military and taken to an undisclosed location where he was subsequently adopted.

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