The truth revealed
Now months after, I still wonder if he would have that look whenever he was in possession of one of his victims? Was the rage expressed in the torment his captives had to endure? I shiver and try not to let the tears fall. My son is a disappeared, but I fail.
I heard the testimony of a victim of enforced disappearance who escaped. He summarized his experience in one sentence: “They were like crazed beasts. We were treated like animals.”
The tension was palpable. Conversations in hushed tones. Greetings were made with just a nod. The two mothers were trying their best to stay composed. At one point one mother whispered, “I am perspiring profusely. My blouse is already soaked.”
Then the other mother whispered, “I have butterflies in my stomach. My migraine is acting up.”
I was fondling the rosary beads in my pocket to keep my hands from shaking.
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