Paramilitary Kidnapping Group (Argentina)

Country: Argentina
Details of Formation: The group was first mentioned and reported active in 2008; their origin is unknown.
Details of Termination: There is no piece of evidence suggesting the group is terminated, but their last action reported dates back to 2009.
Purpose: The group’s purpose is to intimidate individuals and organizations involved mainly in the “Hunger is a Crime” campaign so that they abandon their campaign.
Organisation: The group allegedly has ties to the security forces which might have provided them with modern equipment.
Weapons and Training: The group used rifles that might have been provided by security forces.
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Treatment of Civilians: The group consciously threatened and attacked low-profile members of the “Hunger is a Crime” campaign, such as adolescents or caregivers. Their main activity was abducting the activists, threatening and then releasing them again. In at least one occasion they beat their victim. Government officials did not adequately react to protection demands and did not investigate the crimes.
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References: Information was taken from news sources listed in the PGMD.