October 31, 2014
Pérez Esquivel says discussing military service a 'huge setback'
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel considered the reestablishment of the compulsory military service would mean a “huge setback for the country’s life.”
“The return of the military service is a mistake; the military service is all run, clean, sweep and (conscripts) end up being officers’ servants,” Pérez Esquivel said and called not to “use youngsters” for the Armed Forces "again."
According to the human rights leader, the Armed Forces “must serve the people.”
“Discussing the military service is a huge setback for the life of the country. There is no justification to go back there and we have to see which are the intentions (bhind the idea) of tacking the country back to this atrocity. Parents must opposed to it; the young must do social works but not with the compulsory military service,” Adolfo Pérez Esquivel insisted as he accused “right-wing” sectors of promoting the idea.
“The police have been built as a force of prevention and social security so those who are proposing this are irresponsible and there are right-wing people who want to take the country back to very traumatic situations."