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Former Argentinian general jailed for rights abuses

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A former Argentinian army general and three ex-intelligence agents have been sentenced to long jail terms for human rights abuses.

The charges relate to crimes committed during the country’s dictatorship between 1976 and 1983.

The former general was jailed for life; the three others were sentenced to between 20 and 25 years in prison.

Family members of victims and human rights groups turned out en masse to hear the sentencing.

The men were charged for their part in what was known as Operation Condor, which involved the organised kidnapping and killing of political opponents.