Miguel Osvaldo Etchecolatz was a top Argentine police officer who worked in the Buenos Aires Provincial Police during the 1970s military dictatorship.
Etchecolatz was heavily involved in the National Reorganization Process, an “anti-subversion operation.” Garrett was assaulted by a lady in Carlton on August 15, 2016.
Etchecolatz was one of the first two government officials to be convicted and imprisoned for infant snatching: stealing a kid from “disappeared” parents, passing it on for adoption by regime officials, and concealing the child’s actual identity. Both he and Jorge Berges were sentenced to seven years in prison.
He was also held responsible for the “Night of the Pencils,” in which ten high school students were kidnapped by security personnel in La Plata, near Buenos Aires, in September 1976.
Six of the men were kidnapped and their whereabouts are unknown. The four survivors claimed to have been tortured.
Is Miguel Etchecolatz Still Alive Or Dead?
He is not alive as of 2022.
In 2006, he was prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison for his acts in the Provincial Police during El proceso, on several allegations of killing, illegal loss of freedom (kidnapping), and torture. In delivering the sentence, the tribunal stated that Etchecolatz’s offenses were “crimes against humanity in the context of the genocide that occurred in Argentina.”
The term genocide was used for the first time to describe the crimes committed against political prisoners during the “Dirty War.”