Argentina dictatorship officers get life in prison

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An Argentine court on Thursday sentenced two former army officers to life in prison for their role in abuses that took place at a notorious torture camp during the 1976-1983 military regime.  

Former general Hector Gamen, 84, and ex-colonel Hugo Pascarelli, 81, were sentenced on a series of abuse charges including kidnapping, torture and rape, for their roles at the infamous El Vesubio (Vesuvius) concentration camp.

The commander of El Vesubio, Army Colonel Pedro Duran Saenz, died in June while the trial was ongoing.

Some 2,500 prisoners went through the camp between 1976 and 1978, when the centre, located in south-western Buenos Aires, was razed ahead of the arrival of a team from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR).... 

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