BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, 86, has been sentenced to 50 years in jail for stealing babies from prisoners during the military junta's war on leftist dissenters three decades ago.
Argentina's last dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, 84, was also convicted and received a 15-year sentence.
The pair are already are serving life sentences for other crimes against humanity. They are being kept in jail despite an Argentine law that usually permits criminals over 70 to serve sentences at home.
The baby thefts set Argentina's 1976-1983 military junta apart from others in Latin America at the time.
Videla and the rest of the junta were determined to remove any trace of the armed leftist guerrilla movement that they felt threatened the country's future.
A group called the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo group has used DNA to help 106 people who were stolen from prisoners as babies recover their true identities.
Many of them were raised by military officials or their allies.
Nine others, mostly former military and police officials, were accused in the trial, which focused on 34 of the baby thefts. Seven were convicted and two were found not guilty.