|President of Argentina|
July 1, 1982 – December 10, 1983
|Preceded by||Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean|
|Succeeded by||Raul Alfonsín|
Reynaldo Benito Antonio Bignone
January 21, 1928
Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Died||March 7, 2018 (aged 90)|
Buenos Aires, Argentina
|Alma mater||National War College|
|Years of service||1947 – 1981|
Reynaldo Benito Antonio Bignone (January 21, 1928 – March 7, 2018) was an Argentine general. He was the dictatorial President of Argentina from July 1, 1982 to December 10, 1983. In 2010, he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in the kidnappings, torture, and murders of the Dirty War. Along with Omar Graffigna, he was one of the last two surviving members of the military dictatorship Juntas.
On April 20, 2010, Bignone was sentenced to 25 years in prison for his involvement in the kidnapping, torture and murder of 56 people, including guerrilla fighters, at the extermination center in the Campo de Mayo military complex. On April 14, 2011, Reynaldo Bignone was sentenced to life in prison.
On December 29, 2011, Bignone received a further 15-year prison sentence for crimes against humanity. That was for setting up a secret torture center inside a hospital during the 1976 military coup.
On July 5, 2012, Bignone was sentenced to 15 years in prison. That was for his participation in a scheme to steal babies from parents detained by the military regime. According to the court decision, Bignone was an accomplice "in the crimes of theft, retention and hiding of minors, as well as replacing their identities."
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