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Leonie Duquet

Leonie Duquet was a French nun who was killed in the Dirty War that took place during the military regime of Argentine President Jorge Rafael Videla.

Leonie Duquet dedicated most of her life to religion, becoming interested in the Catholic ministry when she was young. She joined the Catholic Church in France, and, after taking vows as a nun, she traveled to many countries, on many church-related missions.

Duquet and fellow nun Alice Domon arrived in Argentina at some point during the 1970s. Duquet dedicated herself to helping Argentina's poor, and became involved with the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo movement. This enraged the authorities. Argentina was under a military government at the time, and many Argentine citizens that opposed the government were killed or officially disappeared.

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