February 18, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
France's highest appeals court on Wednesday overturned a lower court decision to seek the extradition of a former police officer to Argentina for alleged crimes against humanity during the country's "dirty war." The Cour de Cassation ruled that the case should be reexamined, sending it back for ...[read more]
October 8, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Buenos Aires court on Tuesday handed down a 23-year prison sentence to Reynaldo Bignone, the last Argentinian military president of the country's 1976-1983 dictatorship, for the kidnapping and torture of 32 factory workers. The court held Bignone responsible for the forced disappearance of ...[read more]
August 22, 2013
by Endia Vereen
The Supreme Court of Chile on Wednesday approved the extradition of former Argentine judge, Otilio Romano, for human rights crimes. Romano fled to Chile two years ago to avoid trial for his alleged involvement in more than 100 crimes against humanity while working as a prosecutor during the 1976- ...[read more]
May 26, 2013
by Addison Morris
Col. Alberto Julio Candiotti, a former Argentinian military officer who was wanted for crimes committed during the country's 1976-1983 "Dirty War", was arrested Thursday in Montevideo, Uruguay. Information for the whereabouts of the 68-year-old, who was residing in the city with his wife, was ...[read more]
March 13, 2013
by Sarah Posner
An Argentine court in Buenos Aires sentenced former military general Reynaldo Bignone on Tuesday to life in prison for crimes against humanity committed during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War". In addition, the 85-year-old general is serving other jail sentences for related crimes committed ...[read more]
February 17, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
Seven retired military officers were sentenced on Friday to life in prison for various human rights abuses committed during the "Dirty War" in Argentina from 1976-1983. News of the sentences was released in a statement by the Center of Judicial Information, an office affiliated with the Argentina ...[read more]
December 20, 2012
by Julia Zebley
An Argentine court on Thursday sentenced former Interior Minister Jaime Smart to life in prison for crimes against humanity during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War". Smart is the first civilian minister to be convicted for "Dirty War" crimes, although other civilians and police officers have ...[read more]
July 6, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Argentina's Poder Judicial de la Nacion on Thursday sentenced two former Argentine dictators to a total of 65 years in prison for their involvement in the systematic kidnapping of babies from leftist activists detained and killed during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War". Jorge Videla, who ruled ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 2, 2010, an Argentine court began the trial of former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who faced charges of human rights violations for his role in what's been known as the "Dirty War." Videla had been pardoned after a conviction in 1985 for charges of torture and murder, but a ...[read more]
March 31, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On March 31, 2011, an Argentine federal court sentenced former general Eduardo Cabanillas to life in prison for his involvement in that nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War." Cabanillas was convicted of murder, torture and illegal imprisonment of detainees. The Dirty War was a systematic governmental ...[read more]

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