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Ramon Camps

Ramon Juan Camps (1927 1994) was an Argentine general and the head of the Buenos Aires Provincial Police during the military dictatorship known as the National Reorganization Process (19761983). Although he was found guilty of multiple crimes, he was first amnestied and then pardoned.

Camps, then a colonel, led the police of Buenos Aires Province between April 1976 and December 1977, and oversaw twenty illegal detention centers.

Camps led the operation known as the Night of the Pencils, in September 1976, on which 10 students of Normal School No. 3 of La Plata were kidnapped, tortured, and killed or released months or years later. He was also responsible for the kidnapping, torture and confinement of Jewish journalist Jacobo Timerman, who published the left-leaning newspaper La Opinion. Camps believed that there was a Zionist conspiracy to take over Argentina. Timerman was eventually released and deported in 1979, as the military command caved in to international pressure.

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