Raped During Military Regime, Women Still Seek Justice in Uruguay

Women were tortured, receiving electric shocks to her nipples and genitals with a device that her captors called a "prod."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AFP) When Ana Amoros fell prey to Uruguay's dictatorship, the first thing her torturers did was strip her naked and hit her with a riding crop. Then they raped her.

Amoros is one of a group of 28 former political prisoners seeking justice for torture and sexual crimes committed by the military regime that ruled Uruguay between 1973 and 1985.

Nine years after first filing a criminal complaint before Uruguay's courts, the women will present their case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in March next year.

The women's quest for . . .

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