Argentine ex-prisoners mark 40 years from dictatorship-era World Cup

Ricardo Coquet who was a prisoner in the Naval Mechanics School (known as the ESMA), visits a exhibition about human rights at the former ESMA navy school and detention center of Argentina's 1976 military coup in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Martin Acosta

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Shackled in a lightless attic, Ricardo Coquet drew strength from the sound of cheers coming from soccer fans at the 1978 World Cup, held just blocks from the detention center where he was imprisoned by the country’s military dictatorship. Forty years later, and ahead of Argentina’s World Cup match with France […]

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