Argentina ‘dirty war’ killer gets house arrest

AP Photo/Marina Devo A woman stands with a picture of former police officer Miguel Etchecolatz that reads in Spanish, "He is not a poor man, he is a genocide" during a protest in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Friday. Etchecolatz was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity during Argentina last dictatorship but a court in Argentina has granted him house arrest Wednesday, due to health problems.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An 88-year-old former police officer serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity committed during Argentina’s dictatorship was transferred Friday to house arrest in a beach resort following a court ruling repudiated by human rights groups.