Argentina 'dirty war' trial: Ex-officers sentenced to life

Forty years after students, activists and labour leaders were disappeared under military rule in Argentina, a group of former officials have been sentenced for their role in the murders.

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    Twenty-nine of the 54 members of Argentina's security services have been jailed for life, for their role in a massive series of human rights abuses.

    Their crimes took place when Argentina was under military rule - between 1976 and 1983.

    During that period, it's thought thousands of people disappeared in the so-called "dirty war".

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires.


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