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Argentina: Jorge Rafael Videla, former head of state, Sentenced to Life Imprisonment

2010-12-22, Cordoba, Argentina. A Cordoba Court sentenced Jorge Rafael Videla, 85, former Argentine dictator, to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity committed during his 1976–1981 regime when over 10’000 people were disappeared and killed. Mr. Rafael Videla was sentenced in 1985 to life in prison, however, was pardoned five years later by former President Carlos [...]
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Argentina: A Judge Challenges Spain on Its Failure to Investigate Franko’s Crimes

2010-10-14, Buenos Aires, Argentina. An Argentinean Judge Maria Romilda Servini de Cubria petitioned the Spanish government “to inform this court whether in your country there is an investigation into the existence of a systematic, widespread and deliberate plan designed to terrorise those Spaniards who supported representative government via their physical elimination, and of a plan [...]
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Argentina: Case Brought to Investigate Franco’s ‘Genocide’

2010-04-14, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Two victims of the Franco dictatorship, Darío Rivas and Inés García, supported by  the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo group, brought a petition before an Argentian court to investigate the crimes committed between 1936 and 1977. According to the petitioners’ lawyer, Carlos Slepoy, the lawsuit is based on the crime of [...]
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