President Alberto Fernández affirmed this Thursday that on March 24, 1976, Argentina “began to experience a tragedy with an unimaginable level of cruelty” with a military regime that acted “impudently.”

The last civic-military dictatorship “was merciless with the opponents because they feared the thought that led to building a fairer society,” added the president when leading an act in tribute to the disappeared scientists and workers of the Conicet during the last civic-military dictatorship, on the day in which the Day of Memory, Truth and Justice is commemorated.

Fernández also assured that he is “ashamed of the denialism” expressed by some about the crimes committed by the last civic dictatorship, and assured that in the popular field “there are no differences” when it comes to condemning State terrorism.

“The search for Justice is a moral imperative,” said the President on the day that commemorates the 46th anniversary of the last coup d’état suffered by the country. And he thanked the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo “for their fight against impunity.”

Accompanied by the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Daniel Filmus, the Secretary of Human Rights, Horacio Pietragalla, and the president of Conicet, Ana María Franchi, the President recognizes those members of the organization who were dismissed, exonerated or given discharged, and had to go into exile from the country; and in addition, the repaired files of eight members of the Conicet who were detained and disappeared during the last military dictatorship will be delivered.

The act takes place in the auditorium of the Cultural Center of Science (C3), located at 2280 Godoy Cruz Street in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of Palermo.