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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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ICTY: Mladic: Family Requests Mladic to be Declared Dead

2010-05-25, Belgrade, Serbia. Milos Saljic, a lawyer for Mladic family, stated that the family will file a motion with a Belgrade court requesting Ratko Mladic to be declared dead. Mr. Saljic stated that General Mladic has not been seen for 7 years and was a very sick man, and therefore it is likely that he [...]
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Argentina: Astiz Won't Be Extradited to France

2010-04-23, Bahia Blanca, Argentina. Bahia Blanca’s Federal Court No. 2 rejected France’s request to extradite  Alfredo Astiz, a.k.a. the Blond Angel of Death. The defendant stands trial, together with 17 others, before the Federal Criminal Court No. 5 in Buenos Aires on accusations of kidnapping, torture and disappearance of a number of people, including French nuns Alice Domon and Leonie [...]
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