Argentina roiled by cut to sentences of dictatorship-era criminals

Argentina roiled by cut to sentences of dictatorship-era criminals

Argentina's government on Saturday publicly rejected a Supreme Court ruling that trims the sentences of those convicted for crimes committed during the country's 1976-1983 military dictatorship. "We reject the '2-for-1' concept and we reject that it be applied to crimes against humanity," cabinet chief Marcos Pena told radio Nacional. He was referring to the ruling that an offender's prison sentence must be reduced by the time spent in custody awaiting trial, with each day served in detention being counted as two days in the calculation.

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