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Argentines protest Supreme Court ruling on Dirty War sentences

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 00:53

Thousands protest against a Supreme Court ruling for those convicted of human rights abuses during the do-called Dirty War. No reporter narration.

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Tens of thousands of Argentines protested on Wednesday (May 10) against a Supreme Court ruling that could decrease jail time for those convicted of human rights abuses during the country's 1976 - 1983 military dictatorship that killed as many as 30,000 people. The ruling was widely criticized, including by President Mauricio Macri, and Congress passed a law earlier on Wednesday to block future reductions of sentences for killings, torture, kidnappings and other human rights violations during the so-called Dirty War. The Supreme Court's May 3 decision ruled in favor of Luis Muiña, who was sentenced in 2011 to 13 years in jail for kidnapping and torturing five people during the dictatorship. The court said a law known locally as "two for one" that allows every day spent in jail before a final sentence to count for two days when more than two years have been served, could apply for human rights cases.

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Argentines protest Supreme Court ruling on Dirty War sentences

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 00:53