Former Argentine military officer fights extradition from US over 1972 massacre

By Curt Anderson, AP
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ex-Argentine officer fights extradition from US

MIAMI — A former Argentine military officer is going to have to wait a little longer to find out if he will be sent to Argentina to stand trial on charges that he was involved in a 1972 massacre of leftist guerrillas.

A federal judge in Miami said at a hearing Tuesday he would issue a written decision in a few weeks in the case of 68-year-old Roberto Guillermo Bravo.

Argentina wants Bravo to face 16 counts of murder and other charges in the 1972 killings. Bravo’s attorney says he is innocent and has been cleared by an Argentine military investigation.

Bravo also contends Argentine politics is behind the extradition.

Bravo is a naturalized U.S. citizen who has lived in South Florida since 1973.

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