Former junta members sentenced in Argentina

13.08.2009 - Buenos Aires - Radio Netherlands

In Argentina, more former army officers have been found guilty of crimes committed under the military dictatorship. Former general Santiago Omar Riveros, who commanded the infamous Campo de Mayo barracks, received the heaviest sentence.

He was given life for the torture and killing of a 15-year-old supporter of the communist youth movement and for the abduction of his mother. Former Buenos Aires police chief Fernando Verplaetsen was given 25 years’ imprisonment for his part in the same case. Four others received prison terms from 8 to 18 years.

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