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Argentine group IDs 126th person stolen as baby

Adriana, daughter of two activists who were killed during the Argentine dictatorship in 1976, smiles after a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. The human rights group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo said Tuesday that DNA tests have determined the real identity of Adriana, the missing daughter of Violeta Graciela Ortolani and Edgardo Roberto Garnier, bringing the number of cases of recovered stolen children from the Argentine dictatorship to 126. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
December 05, 2017 - 10:15 AM

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - An Argentine human rights group says DNA tests have determined the identity of another person taken from parents by the country's former dictatorship, bringing the number of such cases to 126.

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo rights group said Tuesday that she's the biological daughter of Violeta Graciela Ortolani and Edgardo Roberto Garnier.

Former military and police figures kidnapped Ortolani when she was pregnant in 1976 in the Argentine city of La Plata. Garnier was kidnapped in 1977.

Human rights group estimate that more than 30,000 people were jailed, tortured and killed or forcibly disappeared during the brutal 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Officials during the dictatorship also have been convicted of organizing the theft of babies from political prisoners who were often executed.

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