Argentinian woman confirmed as 110th victim of regime baby kidnap
BUENOS AIRES — A woman in Argentina was confirmed as the biological child of parents "disappeared" by the country's former military regime 38 years ago and given away as a baby, an activist group said Thursday.
The woman had approached the group Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, or Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, with doubts about her parentage, the group said online.
DNA tests indicated that she was the child of Oscar Romulo Gutierrez and Liliana Isabel Acuna, who was five months pregnant when the couple disappeared on August 26, 1976, it said.
She was taken from her parents by the authorities and given to a police officer to raise, the 110th person confirmed as a victim of baby kidnap by the regime that ruled Argentina between 1976 and 1983, the group said at a press conference.
The woman was the granddaughter of one of the 12 women who founded the group, dedicated to tracking down the 500 children it estimates were forcibly separated from their parents during the military regime.
The grandmother died two years ago. Gutierrez and Liliana, members of the underground organization Montoneros, were never found, the Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo said.
Former dictator Jorge Rafael Videla was sentenced in 2012 to 50 years in prison for systematic baby abduction, before dying the following year.