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 1, 2011
by Aman Kakar
An Argentine court on Monday commenced the trial of former dictators Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone for allegedly overseeing a systematic plan to steal babies born to political prisoners during the nation's 1976-1983 "Dirty War". The two are accused in 34 separate cases of infants who were ...[read more]
December 23, 2010
by Maureen Cosgrove
Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla was sentenced on Wednesday to life in prison for crimes against humanity during Argentina's "Dirty War". The Federal Court of Cordoba found Videla guilty of human rights violations when he served as military chief of Argentina from 1976 to 1981. Many ...[read more]
July 2, 2010
by Sarah Miley
An Argentine court on Friday commenced the trial of former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, who is facing several human rights violations for his role in the nation's "Dirty War". Videla was tried and convicted in 1985 along with eight other junta leaders on abduction, torture and murder ...[read more]
May 4, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Former Argentine military junta leader Jorge Rafael Videla was charged Monday with an additional 49 counts of murder, kidnapping, and torture for crimes allegedly committed during Argentina's Dirty War. The charges are the latest in the ongoing investigation against Videla, who led... ...[read more]
January 23, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
A German court in Nuremberg has issued an arrest warrant for Argentina's former de-facto president Jorge Videla for helping to cover up the death of a German citizen in 1978, at the height of the Dirty War. The Bayern prosecutor reopened the case in December and requested an order o... ...[read more]
February 20, 2008
by Lisl Brunner
An Argentinean woman has brought charges against her adoptive parents for kidnapping her and falsifying her identity during Argentina's Dirty War. While several other cases have dealt with the abduction of children by Argentinean military agents in the 1970s, this marks the first i... ...[read more]
January 10, 2008
by Nick Fiske
Italy Thursday requested the extradition of 139 South Americans accused of kidnapping and murdering 25 Italian dissidents during Argentina's Dirty War in the 1970s and 80s. The suspects, including former Argentinian dictator Jorge Videla, former Uruguayan dictator Juan Bordaberry and others inv... ...[read more]
December 25, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
Italian police have arrested former Uruguayan naval intelligence officer Nestor Jorge Fernandez Troccoli for crimes relating to the kidnapping and murder of Italian citizens and others who opposed South American military dictators during the 1980s, according to Italian media reports Monday. The ...[read more]
April 25, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
An Argentinean federal judge Wednesday declared amnesties granted to two members of Argentina's previous military dictatorship to be unconstitutional, saying the two men must serve out their life sentences in prison. Former military President Jorge Videla and former Navy chief Eduardo Massera we... ...[read more]

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