Dutch pilot back in prison in Argentina

10th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Dutch Argentinian pilot Julio Poch is back in prison in Argentinia. His Dutch lawyer Geert Jan Knoops spoke of an unbelievable decision on Friday by the judge in Buenos Aires.

Mr Poch is suspected of involvement in the death flights in the South American country in the 1970s. During the regime of Jorge Videla, political opponents were drugged and thrown out of planes alive above the sea.

He was arrested in Spain just before take off for his last flight as a commercial pilot in Valencia. Spain extradited him to Argentina. Earlier this year, he was released on bail. The case came to light after he allegedly boasted to Transavia colleagues about his past. His colleagues took the matter to the police.

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