Former De facto presidents Jorge Rafael Videla and Reynaldo Bignone were sentenced to 50 and 30 years in prison, respectively, over the robbery of infants during the "Dirty War."
Meanwhile, Jorge “Tigre” Acosta, who allegedly ran the navy centre’s torture sessions, to 15 years.
The sentences were read at the Comodoro Py Court House.
Videla and Bignone were accused in 34 cases of infants who were taken from mothers held in the largest clandestine torture and detention centre, the ESMA Navy Mechanics School in Buenos Aires City, “Pozo Banfield,” “La Cacha,” and the Campo de Mayo army base located in Western Greater Buenos Aires.
Videla, who is unrepentant about rights abuses committed by the state, described himself as a "political prisoner" during the trial and said any abductions that did take place were not part of a systematic plan.