What happened to General Galtieri and Admiral Anaya after the Falklands War?

There was a coup at the end of the war in June 1982 with other military leaders forcing out General Galtieri and his junta, including Admiral Anaya, who had been the instigator of the war.  Although Argentines were jubilant when they learned of the invasion and took their minds off of the bleak state of the country’s economy and atrocities committed by successive juntas, their anger returned quickly when learning of the surrender. The Galtieri-led junta had not been releasing accurate information about the advance of the British.  The new junta peacefully supported the establishment of a democratic government the following year.  After that, Galtieri and his junta were tried and convicted by military tribunal for mismanagement of the war.  Anaya received the harshest sentence of fourteen years in prison because of his key role in influencing the invasion.  His sentence was reduced by a civilian court to twelve years to match that of Galtieri soon thereafter.  The new President of Argentina, subsequently pardoned all members of the junta.  But in 1985, members of military juntas from 1976 onward, faced charges of human rights violations because of the abuse and disappearance of tens of thousands of people in Argentina.  Another President of Argentina in the late 1980s provided amnesty to the military.  That did not sit well with many.  At the turn of the century, an Argentine court declared amnesty for such human rights violations unconstitutional.  Galtieri, Anaya and others then faced charges anew.  Both died before courts determined their fates, Galtieri in 2003 at the age of 76 and Anaya in 2006 at the age of 81.  Both were under house arrest at times of their deaths.  Anaya had been accused of 266 instances of abuse in the late 1970s before he became part of a junta.  A Spanish court had also requested his extradition for trial for crimes against Spanish people.  Anaya died of a heart attack just hours before he was to appear in an Argentine courtroom.

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