Thursday, 11 February 2010

Uruguay: Ex-dictator Bordaberry Sentenced

Former President Juan Maria Bordaberry has been sentenced to Uruguay's maximum jail term, 30 years, for his involvement in the 1973 coup and in several cases of murder and disappearance. Bordaberry is the second Uruguayan ruler to be ruled in the past year, following Gregorio Alvarez's 25 year sentence last October.

Lawyer Hebe Martínez Burlé noted that Bordaberry has the right to appeal, since "he has rights which did not exist when he was in power".

Former Uruguayan Dictator Sentenced (Americas Quarterly)
Uruguay's Ex-ruler Bordaberry Jailed for 30 Years (BBC)
Former Uruguayan Dictator Sentenced to 30 Years (NY Times)
Condenan a 30 añosde carcel a Bordaberry (El Pais, Uruguay)

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