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Retired general given life sentence for crimes during dictatorship

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2009-10-24

Retired Argentine general Jorge Olivera Rovere was sentenced Friday to life in prison for crimes committed during the 1979-1983 dictatorship, including the assassination of two Uruguayan lawmakers.

AFP - Retired Argentine general Jorge Olivera Rovere was sentenced Friday to life in prison for crimes committed during the 1979-1983 dictatorship, including the assassination of two Uruguayan lawmakers.
  
Judge Daniel Gordo sentenced the 82-year-old after a case involving four murders and 107 disappearances or kidnappings.
  
Rovere gained international notoriety as the sometime spokesman of Argentine dictator Leopoldo Galtieri during the 1982 Falklands War with Britain.
 

Date created : 2009-10-24

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