Videla, Jorge Rafael

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Videla, Jorge Rafael Gender: M
born on 2 August 1925
Place Mercedes (Buenos Aires), Argentina, 34s39, 59w27
Timezone AST h4w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
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Jorge Rafael Videla


Senior commander in the Argentine Army and President of Argentina from 1976 to 1981.

He came to power in a coup d'état that deposed Isabel Martínez de Perón. Two years after the return of a representative democratic government in 1983, he was prosecuted in the Trial of the Juntas for large-scale human rights abuses and crimes against humanity that took place under his rule, including kidnappings or forced disappearance, widespread torture and extrajudicial murder of activists, and political opponents as well as their families at secret concentration camps. An estimated 13,000-30,000 political dissidents vanished during this period. Videla was also convicted of the theft of many babies born during the captivity of their mothers at the illegal detention centres and passing them on for illegal adoption by associates of the regime. In his defence, Videla maintains the female guerrilla detainees allowed themselves to fall pregnant in the belief they wouldn't be tortured or executed. On 5 July 2010, Videla took full responsibility for his army's actions during his rule. "I accept the responsibility as the highest military authority during the internal war. My subordinates followed my orders," he told an Argentine court. Videla also sheltered many Nazi fugitives along with Juan Perón before him, Alfredo Stroessner of Paraguay and Hugo Banzer of Bolivia. He was under house arrest until 10 October 2008, when he was sent to a military prison.

Following a new trial, on 22 December 2010, Videla was sentenced to life in a civilian prison for the deaths of 31 prisoners following his coup. On 5 July 2012, Videla was sentenced to 50 years in prison for the systematic kidnapping of children during his tenure. The following year, Videla died on 17 May 2013 in the Marcos Paz civilian prison five days after suffering a fall in a shower.

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Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 11.58.24 AST Asc 27Sco23'


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Kidnapper
  • Vocation : Military : Military career
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases