Alfredo Astiz
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Argentina 'Angel of Death' Alfredo Astiz jailed for life

Former Argentine naval officer Alfredo Astiz has been jailed for life for crimes against humanity during military rule in 1976-83.

Astiz - known as the "Blonde Angel of Death" - was found guilty of torture, murder and forced disappearance.

The judge read out his sentence to the cheers of the crowd outside the courtroom, some of whom gave their reaction.

  • 27 Oct 2011