The Associated Press: Life sentences given in Argentine torture trial | Human Rights and the Will to be free |
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Two former military officers were convicted Thursday of murder, kidnapping and torture at one of the most notorious prisons run by Argentina's former dictatorship. Both got life sentences for crimes against humanity.
There were very few survivors among the 2,500 political prisoners who passed through "El Vesubio" prison during the 1976-83 military junta's dirty war on dissidents, which officially claimed 13,000 lives in all.