On 29 November 2017, Julio Poch was acquitted by the Argentinian court of involvement in the so-called 'death flights' which took place during the Argentinian military junta regime. Poch was accused of having participated in these flights as a pilot.
Ex-colleagues of Poch testified in this case. Liesbeth Zegveld who acted on behalf of Poch’s ex-colleagues, emphasizes the importance of continued reporting of suspected gross human rights violations and war crimes. The acquittal of Poch does not change the need for this.
The Argentinian public prosecution service announced that it will appeal against the verdict.
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