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Italian among 2 dictatorship victims identified in Paraguay

FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, Rogelio Goiburu, member of Paraguay's Truth and Justice Commission, looks at skeletal remains found buried at the National Police Special Forces headquarters in Asuncion, Paraguay.  Paraguayan human rights groups said Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, they've identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s. The remains of both were found at the National Police Special Forces headquarters. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, Rogelio Goiburu, member of Paraguay's Truth and Justice Commission, looks at skeletal remains found buried at the National Police Special Forces headquarters in Asuncion, Paraguay. Paraguayan human rights groups said Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, they've identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s. The remains of both were found at the National Police Special Forces headquarters. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)  (The Associated Press)

Paraguayan human rights groups say they've identified the remains of an Italian woman and a Paraguayan man who were seized by authorities during a bloody regional crackdown on dissidents in the 1970s.

Rights activist Rogelio Goiburu says the Rafaelli Filipazzi and Miguel Angel Soler were identified by DNA tests.

Soler was secretary-general of the Paraguayan Communist Party when he was captured in the capital of Asuncion in 1975.

Filipazzi was an Italian socialist living in Argentina. She vanished in Uruguay in 1977, a victim of Operation Condor in which dictatorships in several countries joined to hunt down dissidents across borders.

The remains of both were found at a former police base in Asuncion.