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Argentinean Court Convicts Former Military Officials Over “Dirty Wars” Crimes

Buenos Aires, December 1 (RHC)-- In Argentina, a federal court in Buenos Aires sentenced 29 former members of the U.S.-backed military junta to life imprisonment on Wednesday, over their roles in carrying out murders during the dictatorship of the 1970s and 80s. 

Among those sentenced were two former military pilots who led so-called “death flights” in which activists and dissidents were thrown from an airplane into the South Atlantic. 

The ruling was welcomed by members of the group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who rallied near the courthouse in Buenos Aires. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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