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Argentine Court Frees Jewish Youths Who Fought Against Tacuara

The Federal Court of Appeals today reversed a guilty verdict by a lower court against three Jewish youths who, while guarding a Jewish social club against attack by the anti-Semitic Tacuara group, fired at an unmarked car carrying special police agents. One police officer, Luis Angelica, was fatally shot in the incident, which occurred in June of 1962.

In reversing the guilty verdict against Samuel Speisky, Luis Faerverguer and Leonardo Luniansky, the court Judgment stated that “frequent incidents had created a state of anxiety, especially since police action was taken in such attacks in very few instances.”