Jacobo Timerman "founded the Argentinian newspaper La Opinion. Due to his criticism of the brutal military dictatorship of the late 1970's, he was arrested, tortured and detained without ever being charged with a crime. Later, he was stripped of his citizenship and property. His luminary account of these harrowing experiences, Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number, details his experience not only as a desaparecido but also the mechanics of a totalitarian regime. Mr. Timerman returned to Argentina after democracy was restored in 1983, winning compensation from the government and testifying against his torturers."