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Sexual violence was a war weapon to humiliate and punish political prisoners during the dictatorship (1973-1985).
Twenty-eight female political prisoners who were victims of sexual torture during Uruguay's military dictatorship (1973-1985) demanded justice before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).
"We have been denouncing these abuses for years, but the investigations have made almost no progress," victim Jacqueline Gurruchaga said during a public hearing with IACHR representatives.
In 2011, when Uruguay annulled the Expiry Law that offered amnesty for the dictatorship's crimes, 28 women filed a complaint against over 100 aggressors for sexual violence and rape.
"We denounced officers, doctors, psychologists, and soldiers. Only one was prosecuted for the crime of forced arrest and not for torture or sexual violence, even though he confessed to them during the trial," Gurruchaga added.