Information on the current whereabouts of Adolfo Donda, his brother's wife and her child, including information on Donda's arrest and subsequent release (follow-up to Response to Information Request ARG17150.E of 14 April 1994) [ARG23008.E]

For information additional to that provided in ARG17150.E, please refer to the attached article. This article names Adolfo Donda (or Dunda) as one of a group of navy officers held aboard a navy ship in 1987 while awaiting the outcome of a judicial hearing on their participation in various crimes committed during the most recent Argentine military dictatorship. ARG17150.E reports that Donda benefited from the application of the Due Obedience Law; information on the 1987 enactment and application of the Due Obedience Law can be found in Response to Information Request ARG6492 of 19 July 1990.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below a list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


The Associated Press (AP). 27 February 1987. AM Cycle. "12 Argentine Officers To Be Tried For Rights Abuses." (NEXIS)

Additional Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. Yearly.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. U.S. Department of State. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Critique: Review of the Department of State's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Yearly. New York: Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Latin America Daily Report.

Human Rights Watch World Report. Yearly.

News from Americas Watch [New York]. Monthly.

Inter-Church Committee on Human Rights in Latin America (ICCHRLA). Yearly. Annual Reports: General Concerns and Brief Country Reports.

Latinamerica Press [Lima]. Weekly.

Latin American Weekly Report [London].

Material from the Indexed Media Review (IMR) or country files containing articles and reports from diverse sources (primarily dailies and periodicals) from the Weekly Media Review.

Newspapers and periodicals pertaining to the appropriate region.
Note on oral sources:

Oral sources are usually contacted when documentary sources have been exhausted. However, oral sources must agree to be quoted in a publicly available Response to Information Request. If they refuse, the Response will read "no information currently available." Contacting oral sources is also subject to time constraints; for example, there are periods of the year when academics are unavailable.


This list is not exhaustive. Country-specific books available in the Resource Centre are not included.