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Alfredo Astiz, the 'blond angel of death', in the dock

This Friday, Alfredo Astiz goes on trial in Buenos Aires for crimes against humanity. Known as the 'blond angel of death', this former navy captain is accused of being one of the most ruthless torturers and executioners of Argentina's military dictatorship (1976-1983).

Today's Focus guests are Sophie Thonon, lawyer for the families of two French nuns allegedly kidnapped annd executed by Alfredo Astiz, and Daniel Schweimler, GRN correspondent for FRANCE 24 in Buenos Aires.

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