Thursday, 12 July 2012

Argentinians sentenced for war crimes

Two Argentine dictators have been sentenced for the kidnapping of children during the 1976-1983 dictatorship. Jorge Videla, was sentenced to 50yrs in prison while Reynaldo Bignone was given a 15yr term. The case against the dictators began in February last year, and human rights groups such as the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo have fought tooth and nail to bring them to justice. At least 500 babies were kidnapped from political opponents and given to right-wing supporters. In a number of cases, the mothers were kidnapped, blindfolded while giving birth and then thrown from aeroplanes shortly after. They belonged to the 30,000 "disappeared".

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