Thursday, 9 July 2009

Argentina: Pardons Stand

Argentina’s highest criminal court upheld a lower court ruling that pardons granted in 1990 to two of the officers who led a 1976 coup ushering in seven years of brutal military rule were unconstitutional, the judiciary said Thursday.

The decision lets stand the life sentences handed down to Gen. Jorge Videla and Adm. Emilio Massera, both 83, for crimes against humanity committed by the 1976-1983 military regime.
Argentine Court Strikes Down Pardons for Junta Leaders (Latin American Herald Tribune)

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