Argentine general sentenced to life for rights abuses

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The former general who ran a base that was the backdrop for multiple abuses during Argentina's 1976-83 dictatorship was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for human rights violations.

Santiago Omar Riveros, 86, who commanded the Campo de Mayo barracks near Buenos Aires, was found guilty of torturing and beating to death 15-year-old Floréal Avellaneda, and abducting his mother, Iris

Some 5,000 prisoners were held at the Campo de Mayo barracks during Argentina's dictatorship, according to human rights groups.

During the years of junta rule, some 30,000 people vanished and are still unaccounted for.

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