Yet, a few weeks ago a reader wrote a letter criticising me, saying I was in denial for rejecting the 30,000 disappeared claim. I have three news items confirming that is where the 30,000 disappeared figure came from. The moment someone questions the 30,000 figure, human rights organisations, leftists and populist politicians protest. To conclude, the CONADEP 8,961 disappeared figure is not 100 percent correct, but is the best we have. My opinion: for much as I agree that the 30,000 figure catches people’s attention, the 8,961 figure is the figure ethical media should use.
Source: Bueno Aires Herald July 28, 2017 16:52 UTC