Italy delays the final sentence of Morales Bermúdez for the Condor Plan to January

The Supreme Court of Italy today postponed to January 15 the final sentence against the former dictator of Peru, Francisco Morales Bermúdez, accused of the disappearance of Italians in the Condor Plan in 1980, the repressive system of Latin America.

The magistrates of the High Cut They made this decision while waiting to review the reasons for the sentence that their colleagues from the same court had handed down last July for other defendants, condemning fourteen repressors, eleven Uruguayans and three Chileans.

The new audience was set on January 15, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. local time (2:00 p.m. GMT), they indicated to Efe sources close to the trial.

The Supreme Prosecutor’s Office asks that the life sentence ruled for Morales Bermudez in the first and second instance.

Italy began to investigate two decades ago the murder and disappearance of Italian-Latin Americans in the Condor Plan and in 2007 he requested the arrest of a total of 146 military personnel from the Boards of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Paraguay and Uruguay.

Among these was Morales Bermudez, who presided over Peru’s military dictatorship between 1975 and 1980, in the so-called “second phase” of the Revolutionary Government of the Armed Forces, established with the 1968 coup.

The passage of time and the death of many defendants, as well as the lack of permission to proceed from Argentina, notably reduced the list of defendants, although in July the Supreme Court confirmed the life imprisonment fourteen of them, eleven Uruguayans and three Chileans.

All those convicted were convicted without having appeared in Italy, except the Uruguayan repressor Jorge Néstor Troccoli, the only one who lived in Italian territory after escaping from justice in his country and who is serving his life imprisonment in the prison of Salerno (south).

Cases of Morales Bermudez, who turned one hundred years old on October 4, and those of Major General Germán Ruiz Figueroa and Colonel Martín Martínez Garay, were separated from the July sentence to find out their current status.

This confirmed that Ruiz Figueroa and Martínez Garay had died.


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