People: Jan. 16, 1984

He was expelled from Argentina in 1979 after the right-wing military regime had him imprisoned and tortured, without ever bothering to accuse him of a crime. But last week Jacobo Timerman, 61, who has since become an Israeli citizen, returned to Argentina for a firsthand look at life under the newly elected civilian government of Raúl Alfonsin. His return, he explains, is for two reasons: to recover his newspaper La Opinion, which was confiscated and later auctioned off by the military junta, and to seek justice against his torturers. Timerman, who recorded his...

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