Argentine rights leader testifies about daughter

AP News
Posted: Apr 11, 2011 10:51 PM
Argentine rights leader testifies about daughter

A leader of Argentina's human rights movement finally got the chance to testify in court about her daughter's kidnapping and murder.

Former dictators Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone are among eight people accused of organizing the theft of babies from pregnant detainees during the country's dictatorship in the 1970s. Some 500 women gave birth in captivity before being killed.

Rights activist Estela de Carlotta pushed for this trial for decades. Testifying Monday, she described seeing the body of her daughter, who was slain after giving birth. She said the belly was destroyed by gunfire to hide evidence of the pregnancy.

De Carlotta says she's never stopped searching for the grandson who would be 33 years old today.