December 26, 2012

Life sentence for Argentine civilian minister who worked with the military dictatorship

An Argentine federal court handed down life sentences on Dec. 19 to former Buenos Aires province interior minister Jaime Smart (1976-1979), former Buenos Aires province police investigations director Miguel Osvaldo Etchecolatz and 14 former police and military personnel for genocide and crimes against humanity in the cases of 280 people detained during the 1976-1983 “dirty war” against suspected leftists.

Another seven police agents and civilians were given sentences of two to 25 years. Read more.


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