Argentine ex-military chief arrested in torture, kidnap case

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Posted: Feb 17, 2017 2:20 PM
Argentine ex-military chief arrested in torture, kidnap case

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine army chief Cesar Milani has been arrested for his alleged role in the kidnapping and torture of two men and a woman during the country's military dictatorship.

A court office confirms that Milan was transferred to a jail after testifying Friday before a judge about the case of Pedro Olivera, his son Ramon and Veronica Matta in the late 1970s.

Milani was a lower-ranking officer during the 1976-1983 dictatorship and later rose to head the armed forces during the 2007-2015 term of former President Cristina Fernandez.

The 62-year-old lieutenant general also is under investigation in at least one other human rights case. He also faces charges of illegal enrichment.