Life In Prison For Former Argentine General


News Americas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mon. April 4, 2011: The man who was part of Argentina’s “Dirty War” has been jailed for life.

Former Argentine Gen Eduardo Cabanillas will have to spend the rest of his life in prison for running a notorious detention centre during the military rule in 1976-83.

Around 200 left-wing activists were kidnapped and taken to the Automotores Orletti secret prison in Buenos Aires. Thousands of Argentines were tortured and murdered in other centers run by the armed forces.

Former intelligence agents Honorio Martinez and Eduardo Ruffo were sentenced to 25 years each, and former military intelligence officer Raul Guglielminetti was given 20 years.

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