Former Argentine president gets 25 years for crimes against humanity

Amnesty International, April 21, 2010

Reynaldo Bignone served as de facto president of Argentina in 1982  and 1983

Reynaldo Bignone served as de facto president of Argentina in 1982 and 1983

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Amnesty International has welcomed the prison sentence handed to a former Argentine president responsible for crimes against humanity in the 1970s.

Reynaldo Bignone, a former military general, was found guilty of torture, murder and several kidnappings that occurred while he was commander of the notorious Campo de Mayo detention centre between 1976 and 1978.

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