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Missing activists’ son finds family after 40 yrs

15 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Missing activists’ son finds family after 40 yrs

A man whose parents were abducted by Argentinean secret service agents in 1977 has been reunited with his biological family.

Javier Darroux Mijalchuk was just four months old when his father and pregnant mother disappeared in Buenos Aires, reports BBC.

He was later adopted by a family who didn’t know his background.

But a few years ago, he started to doubt his true identity, and sought help from the human rights organisation Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo.

The group tracks down the children of dissidents killed or forcibly disappeared during Argentina’s military dictatorship, which lasted from 1976 to 1983, and introduces them to their biological families.

Darroux is the 130th child who the organisation has identified, after carrying out DNA tests.

Speaking to reporters, he thanked his uncle Roberto Mijalchuk, who he said had been searching for him for the past four decades.


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