December 29th, 2011
10:57 AM ET

Former Argentina dictator gets second prison sentence

[Updated at 11:21 a.m. ET] Former Argentine dictator Gen. Reynaldo Bignone was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for crimes against humanity at a clandestine detention center during his rule. He was already serving a 25-year sentence from a previous trial.

He ruled Argentina from June 1982 until the nation's return to democracy in December 1983.

Argentina's 2nd Oral Federal Court handed down the ruling. The punishment stems from an investigation into a clandestine detention facility hidden inside a hospital during the country's military dictatorship.

Under his command, at least 22 people were kidnapped and taken to the center, known as the "Chalet at the Posadas Hospital," according to evidence in the case. Five of those were tortured during their detention, according to Argentina's judicial information center.

Bignone was previously sentenced in April 2010 to 25 years in prison for kidnapping and torturing 56 people.

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  1. banasy©

    This is what you get when you mess with people in a brutal way.
    Don't cry for him, Argentina.

    December 29, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. TCR C2

    I would only cry for the people that he tormented for so many years. This guy is not worth it now the rats have a room mate lower than them!

    December 29, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. What?!

    He did this damage in only 1.5 years? Geez!

    December 29, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. BOMBO

    If I may play Devil's advocate for a moment, this is part of the reason that there is reluctance on the part of current dictators to step down peacefully. Many of them want immunity for previous crimes (Pinochet, Suharto). I'm not saying they should all get immunity. I'm just saying that iit does make the transition to democracy more difficult.

    December 29, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. TCR C2

    Thank you bombo it clarifies a lot. Some are just to scared to face there accusers it should make no difference at all, look at what happened to khadafy!! Anybody who is a dictator beware you are a marked individual!!!!! Your people are now revolting against your rule people will fight for there freedom in other parts of the world until they acheive there dreams of democracy

    December 29, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. MKULTRA BRAINCHIPMAN

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    December 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. banasy©

    Well said, BOMBO.
    And, true.

    Oh, goody.
    Avser is back.
    I'm overjoyed.

    December 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. MKULTRA BRAINCHIPMAN

    MILLIONS TO BE ASSASSINATED FOR THE SAKE OF $$$ LIABILITIES(mk-ultra, chip implants, electroshocks etc. performed on them) AND NEW WORLD ORDER(multiculturalism = terrorism) POLITICAL AGENDA KNOWN AS "YOU ARE NEXT"(financial liabilities are 2 expensive for the government and it is cheaper to get read of you instead) !!! IF YOU WERE TREATED WITH ELECTROSHOCKS OR DRUGS USED FOR WIPING OUT MEMORY(numerous Americans and Europeans were and are) AFTER ENDURING FORCED CHIP IMPLANTS(or to simply retard individual), NOT THAT CHANCES ARE, BUT YOU ARE SCHEDULED AT 100% RATE AS GOOD TO GO NEXT !!!

    NOW YOU KNOW WHAT UNITED STATES CONGRESS(USSR#2) IS SOOO BUSY WITH WHEN PLAYING(acting) IN FRONT OF CAMERAS WHERE CLOWNING(only) HOW SOMETHING HAVE TO BE DONE WHILE KNOWINGLY OMITTING AND IGNORING FACTS OF GENOCIDE AS SEEN ON THIS COMPLAIN !!!

    http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/

    LEARN TRUTH ABOUT UNITED NATIONS, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AS WELL AS NEW WORLD ORDER(MULTICULTURALISM = TERRORISM) GOVERNMENTS(Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) !!! NOT THERE TO PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS, BUT TO DENY YOUR RIGHT TO EXISTENCE !!!

    ABDUCTIONS / BRAIN CHIP IMPLANTS / BLACKLISTING / FORCEFUL UNEMPLOYMENT / MK-ULTRA BRAINWASHING AGAINST WHITE(under "NAZI" lie) CIVILIAN POPULATION TODAY IN 2011/2012 ACROSS THE EUROPE AND NORTHERN AMERICA !!!

    http://myshortbiography.blogspot.com/

    WHY TO ACCEPT LIABILITIES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED WHEN WE CAN SIMPLY ASSASSINATE OUR VICTIMS(YOU) THANKS TO HUMAN RIGHTS ORGANIZATIONS AND FREE PRESS/MEDIA(most severe censorship of genocide ever !!!)!!

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    OR
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    December 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. banasy @

    Appaling form of gov.

    December 29, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Campagnolo

    Could somebody shut this damm guy the he*l up???!!!!!

    December 29, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Tcr c2

    @brainchip im going to turn you off hear real soon ive got a tracher on so its just a matter of time your FINISHED, you wast to much time of your life believing these lies that you have had indoctrinated into that tiny little chip of yours, so now heres the deal the next time you come on i shut you down i have IT equipment available 24/7 so now do you really want to get your system fried?

    December 29, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. banasy©

    I'll be glad when school resumes.

    December 29, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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