Bad Week for Sadistic Murderers

After the arrest of Karadzic , it seems it is getting harder and harder for mass murderers and torturers to get away with their crimes, even decades later.

The BBC link also has a lot of links on the way Argentina has been dealing with the Dirty War .

It’s About Time…

From the BBC:

“A court in Argentina has sentenced eight former officials to jail terms of 20 to 25 years for abuses during the country’s military dictatorship.

Among those sentenced was the former head of the army, Cristino Nicolaides.

He is the highest ranking official to be convicted since an amnesty law was repealed in 2003.

The officials were charged with killing members of a left-wing guerrilla group during Argentina’s “dirty war” in the 1970s and 1980s.

Six other former army officers and an ex-police officer were sentenced along with Nicolaides.

Up to 30,000 people are believed to have been kidnapped, tortured or killed during under Argentina’s military dictatorship between 1976 and 1983.

Lawyers said Nicolaides, 80, could not attend the sentencing because of ill health, but the other defendants were present.

One defendant told the judge he was innocent, saying the military regime had brought “order, not repression” to Argentina.

Some spectators shouted insults at the men before they were led from the court.”

Wikipedia has a pretty good background article on the Argentinian Dirty War. This political repression generated a now-famous social movement called “The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo.” It really is about time.