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Patriotic groups want those in assassin gaffe punished

Santo Domingo.-  Several organizations which fought Rafael Trujillo’s tyranny on Sunday demanded punishment for those who dedicated a graduation of cadets, to one of the dictatorship’s most feared assassins.

“The perpetrator Fernando Sánchez (Tunty) was a violator of human rights, a criminal who must be tried for crimes against humanity,” said the entities headed by the patriotic foundations. Sanchez was Ramfis Trujillo’s closest collaborator and former Air Force Chief of Staff.

They also affirmed that “impunity has prevailed in our country, and this has allowed perpetrators to end their days in tranquility, while victims and their families continue under their punishment.”

The row came after the Air Force Academy graduation of new officers on Thursday, at a ceremony dedicated to Maj. Gen. Fernando A. Sánchez, who took part in the murder of several of Rafael Trujillo’s executioners.

The Heroes of Luperon, the Constanza, Maimon and Estero Hondo, Hermanas Mirabal, Heroes of 30 de Mayo, Manolo Tavárez Justo, Testimonio, and the Amaury German Aristy foundations figure among the groups who protest the measure.

Source: DT

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