Democracy Now: Fmr. Argentine Junta Leader Sentenced to 25 Years

Argentina’s last dictator has been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for the kidnapping and torture of dissidents under the Argentine military regime. On Tuesday, Reynaldo Bignone and five other former military officers were convicted for over fifty cases of human rights abuses at the notorious Campo de Mayo military prison. Bignone headed the Argentina junta from 1982 to 1983 but was convicted for crimes during his time as commander at Campo de Mayo.

~ by wheresthemic on April 21, 2010.

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