Angela Auad

Angela Auad

Birth
Jujuy, Argentina
Death Dec 1977 (aged 32)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Burial Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Memorial ID 25610642 · View Source
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Activist. Born in Jujuy, Argentina, she was a member of their Partido Comunista Marxista Leninista, and after the 1976 military takeover of the country, she worked with the Madres de Plaza de Mayo whose loved ones had been made to 'disappear' in a use of state terrorism designed to quash dissension. In December 1977, the Madres de Plaza de Mayo, prepared a demand to the government to make the whereabouts of the missing known. The article was published in the newspaper, La Nación, on December 10, 1977. The group had been infiltrated by a government agent, however, and immediately, a dozen people linked to the Madres including Auad were abducted and taken to a clandestine base where the prisoners were held for 10 days, during which time they were interrogated under torture. Later testimony indicated that the women were eventually drugged and then thrown from an airplane into the sea to their deaths. In January 1978, unidentified bodies began to wash up south of Buenos Aires and were buried in a mass grave at General Lavalle Cemetery. In 2005, the unidentified bodies in General Lavalle Cemetery were subjected to forensic DNA testing and one was found to be the remains of Auad, who was then given interred at the San Pablo church in Buenos Aires beside fellow victims of the Dirty War. In 2011, the Court of Criminal Appeals in Argentina confirmed a sentence of life imprisonment for crimes against humanity committed by her abductor.

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  • Originally Created by: Rolo
  • Added: 29 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25610642
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Angela Auad (19 Feb 1945–Dec 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25610642, citing Iglesia de la Santa Cruz, Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .