Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

World Briefing / Uruguay

Ex-dictator found guilty in slayings

October 23, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A former Uruguayan dictator was sentenced to 25 years in prison over a series of murders during the country's 1973-85 military rule, a lawyer in the case said.

Gregorio Conrado Alvarez Armellino, 83, was convicted in connection with the deaths of 37 Uruguayans kidnapped in Argentina, where dictatorship-era intelligence services staged joint operations with their counterparts in Uruguay.

In addition to Alvarez, who led the Uruguayan junta from 1981 to 1985, naval officer Juan Carlos Larcebau was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his involvement in 29 of the murders, said lawyer Oscar Lopez Goldaracena.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|