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Rights & Wrongs: Argentina, Burma, Karadzic and Pakistan

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ARGENTINEAN COURT CONVICTS 'DIRTY WAR' PERPETRATORS -- An Argentinean court sentenced eight men, including former army commander Luciano Benjamin Menendez, to long jail terms July 25, finally delivering a measure of justice to the thousands of Argentinean who fell victim to the military government's murderous 1976-1983 campaign of state-sponsored violence.

The court sentenced Menendez to live out the rest of his days behind bars for the kidnapping, torture and murder of activists who were held at the notorious La Perla detention center, a secret facility used by the military dictatorship where only 17 of more than 2,000 detainees survived incarceration. Seven others, six of them also military officers, received sentences from 18 years to life in prison. ...

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