Complaint To Be Filed Against Torture Committed During The Dictatorship of Omar Torrijos
Monday, December 19 2011 @ 05:17 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
The Constitution of 1972 names Torrijos as the "Maximum Leader of the Panamanian Revolution." Torrijos died at age 52 when his plane, a DeHavilland Twin Otter (DHC-6) of the Panamanian Air Force, mysteriously exploded in flight on 31 July 1981, and then began the Noriega regime. The Report of the Truth Commission, submitted in April 2002 revealed that during the years of dictatorship at least 110 people went missing or were murdered. (Estrella)
Editor's Comment: Good point. To this very day the PRD leadership openly support the ideals of Omar Torrijos. In their eyes Torrijos was the "good" dictator while Noriega was the "bad" dictator. But in reality many people were also killed and tortured while Omar Torrijos was in charge of the country.