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Suriname’s ex-dictator sentenced to 20 years in prison for the 1982 killings of political opponents

Dec. 20, 2023 14:26 PM EST

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Suriname’s former dictator Desi Bouterse was sentenced on Wednesday to 20 years in prison for the murders of 15 opponents of the then-military regime in December 1982, ending a historic 16-year legal process. Bouterse, 78, was previously sentenced in...

Suriname's ex-dictator faces final verdict in 1982 killings of political opponents. Some fear unrest

Dec. 15, 2023 08:12 AM EST

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — Suriname’s former dictator will face a final verdict this month in the years-long judicial process over the 1982 killings of 15 political opponents that deeply scarred the South American country. Desi Bouterse and two dozen others were accused of...