Friday, 6 July 2012

Argentina: Videla and others convicted of baby thefts

Yesterday was truly a historic day in Argentina as Jorge Videla, Reynaldo Bignone, and others were convicted of the systematic theft of babies during the dictatorship. There has thus been an official acknowledgement that children were taken from families by the military regime and that these were not isolated incidents by one or two corrupt officers. It is a massive boost for the Grandmothers and others who have struggled for so long for justice on this issue.

Here's a couple of the front pages this morning:

Here is some of the sentence being read out:

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