27 July 2017     home | subject timeline

Sentenced for Crimes against Humanity

Four former Argentine federal judges this past week received payback for going along with criminals with political power – not unlike the go-along judges in Germany during its fascist era. These four went along with their country's military dictatorship and the kidnapping, disappearance, and torture of dissidents between 1976 and 1983.

The New York Times writes:

Official estimates say about 7,600 people were killed or disappeared during the dictatorship, but rights activists believe the number was actually as high as 30,000.

Trial of four former judges began in 2014, their charge: failure to investigate petitions of habeas corpus filed by relatives. This past week the four were sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.

Their names: Rolando Carrizo, Guillermo Petra Recabarren, Luis Miret, and Otilio Romano,


 

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