elow is the database of the 654 people affected by cross-border repression in the member countries of Operation Condor. These cases have been confirmed by a team of researchers headed by John Dinges. The information contained herein is based on many sources, including declassified U.S. government documents, human rights reports issued by the governments of the Condor countries, judicial investigations, and online sources such as oral and personal histories. For a more detailed list of sources, see the book Los Años del Cóndor.
The database can be sorted by using the search function below the table title.
Criteria for qualifying a transnational repression case in this database:
Each person in the database has been qualified as a victim or target of transnational repression carried out by the member countries of Operation Condor 1973-1983. The criteria for each are in the last column of the table. If you do not see it, use the scroll bar at the bottom of the table window.
To be qualified, a case must meet two or more of the following criteria:
1 All cases involve a victim of detention, kidnapping, disappearance or execution, or a wanted person (a "target") in a repressive operation. 654 CASES
2 Foreign activist: A person who is or was a political activist in the country of origin but resides in another country, or an activist in a political organization in a Condor member country other than his or her own. 430 CASES
3 Association: A person associated with a qualified victim, for example by family, employment, or neighborhood relationship, and who is detained because of the same repressive operation. 116 CASES
4 Political activity: In the country of residence (without such activity being exclusively and long-standing in organizations in the country of residence). 9 CASES
5 Foreign Military: 2 CASOS
6 International solidarity: Participation in international activities in opposition to dictatorships or in defense of human rights. 2 CASES
7 Exile: A person who left his or her country of origin due to fear or for political reasons; a person with refugee status. 2 CASES
Related to Government Action:
8 Transfer of a victim: From one country to another. 165 CASES
9 Wanted: Evidence that the person is wanted in his or her home country for political activity. Evidence of an ongoing operation to arrest or assassinate a person, without success. 41 CASES
10 Intelligence reports: Evidence of reports or communications between countries regarding an individual, e.g. Condortel or cables between embassies. Mention in documents from third countries, e.g. declassified US documents, and from trials in Argentina and Chile. 31 CASES
11 Transfer of State agents: From one country to another in connection with a repressive operation, or presence of repressive State agents in another country at the time of arrest, interrogation or transfer of a person of the same nationality as the agents. 15 CASES
12 Detention of Foreign national: In a Condor member country, provided the case meets another criterion indicating the involvement of another member country. 8 CASES
13 Foreigners executed in Chile: In the weeks after the coup d'état in Chile, more than 800 non-Chileans were arrested for their alleged leftist ideology as part of a crackdown on "foreign extremists." Of these, 49 were murdered, and their cases are included in the database. The vast majority of the victims of both the arrests and executions were political exiles from the countries that would later form part of Operation Condor. There is also evidence of the presence of military agents from Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Bolivia in the places of detention and interrogation in Chile. 46 CASES
14 Human Rights Reports: With assumption of the participation of State actors other than the country of origin, e.g. the phrase "kidnapping in the framework of Operation Condor." 11 CASES
15 Other circumstantial evidence that may create a well-founded presumption of international coordination.
The number of cases in this list adds up to more than the number of cases in the Database because many people meet more than one criterion.