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Argentina convicts former military officials for ‘Dirty War’ crimes

Headline Title:  Argentina convicts former military officials for ‘Dirty War’ 27 October 2011 A Buenos Aires court’s conviction of 16 former military officials for crimes against humanity committed decades ago is a powerful victory for justice in the fight against impunity, Amnesty International said today. Former Navy captain Alfredo Astiz and 15 others were yesterday given prison sentences for their role in crimes against humanity committed during military rule between 1976 and 1983. These included the arbitrary detention, torture and unlawful killing of dozens of people at a secret…

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