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Latino Daily News

Saturday April 16, 2011

Argentine’s Last Dictator Reynaldo Bignone Sentenced to Life in Prison for Crimes Against Humanity

The former Argentinean dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, and four other individuals were sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

Bignone was convicted of participating in 56 cases of torture, theft and other human rights abuses during his brutal military regime from 1976-1983.  Bignone and ex-President Jorge Rafael Videla remain on trial for the disappearances of 30 babies there were kidnapped from political prisoners.

In addition to Bignone receiving a life sentence so did the former Mayor of Escobar and three military officials that worked under Bignone.

Bignone was already serving a 25 years sentence from last years conviction of his involvement in other crimes during his regime that included kidnappings and torture.