Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ARGENTINA - Former dictator Reynaldo Bignone sentenced to life imprisonment

The federal court in San Martin on April 14 sentenced Reynaldo Bignone to life in prison for violating human rights. In 2010, Reynaldo Bignone had already been sentenced to twenty-five years in prison for "unlawful deprivation of liberty and torture of political prisoners," facts that he committed during the military dictatorship.

The court also sentenced Luis Patti, a former commissioner and mayor of Escobar, the former general Santiago Riveros Omar and former officer Martín Rodríguez were sentenced to life imprisonment.

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