Former Argentine officer testifies that prior confession was false

Former Argentine officer testifies that prior confession was false

[JURIST] Adolfo Scilingo [background from advocacy group Vanished Gallery], the former Argentine naval officer on trial in Spain for committing genocide and crimes against humanity [JURIST report] during Argentina's "Dirty War" [Wikipedia article], took the stand for the first time Monday and told the Spanish court that he had made up a previous confession concerning "death flights." In 1995, Scilingo told a journalist that naked, drugged political prisoners had been flung out of airplanes flying above the ocean. Scilingo told the court that he had made up the story in order to draw attention to the Dirty War in hopes of provoking an investigation. BBC News has more. La Nacion has local coverage from Argentina.