A federal judge in Florida has denied Argentina’s extradition request for a former military officer accused of taking part in a 1972 massacre in Argentina.
Magistrate Judge Robert Dube ruled Tuesday there are doubts about evidence against 68-year-old Roberto Bravo. Dube also found Bravo was cleared by an Argentine military investigation and that Bravo’s extradition is blocked by a political exception.
Bravo faces 16 murder charges arising from the shootings of guerrillas at a military base in Trelew, Argentina. Those killings marked an early chapter in the Argentine military’s war against left oppositionists.
U.S. prosecutors did not immediately say if they would appeal. Bravo came to the United States in 1973 and has been a U.S. citizen since 1987.
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