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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

'Dirty war' officer found guilty

it's only taken 22 goddam friggin' years to get anybody involved in that horrid episode to justice...

An Argentine ex-naval officer has been convicted in Spain of crimes against humanity and given 640 years in prison.

Adolfo Scilingo, 58, bowed his head in court after being found to have been on board planes from which 30 people were thrown to their deaths.

The offences were committed during Argentina's "dirty war" - the period of military rule between 1976 and 1983.

The trial in Spain was the first under new laws allowing local prosecution for crimes committed in another country.

Relatives of some of Argentina's "disappeared" hugged each other in the Madrid courtroom when they heard the verdict.

A man in the gallery shouted: "Murderer, rot in jail."

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