AUGUSTO PINOCHET
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Chile court finds 'Caravan of Death' perpetrators guilty of murder
December 24, 2013
A Chilean judge found eight former members of the military guilty of murder on Monday for their roles in killings perpetrated during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. The men were members of the "Caravan of Death," a military operation involved in the suppression of political opponents during t....... [more]

Chile judge rejects request to prosecute former general for murder
August 7, 2013
Chilean judge Mario Carroza on Monday rejected a request by human rights lawyer Eduardo Contreras to prosecute former general Fernando Matthei for murder. Matthei oversaw the military facility where General Alberto Bachelet was tortured to death in 1973 after Bachelet refused to support the military....... [more]

Former Chad dictator charged with war crimes
July 3, 2013
Chad's ex-President Hissene Habre was charged by Senegalese prosecutors on Monday with war crimes, torture and crimes against humanity. Habre will appear before the Extraordinary African Chambers, a special court set up in Senegal to investigate the allegations against him, and he could face life i....... [more]

Chile high court upheld Pinochet acquittal
September 15, 2012
On September 15, 2005, Chile's Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on charges that he ordered political abductions and murders in the 1970s. The abductions and murders were part of the political campaign "Operation Condor," which commenced in order to elimi....... [more]

Chile court sentences Pinochet-era police chief to 15 years in prison for murder
September 7, 2012
A Chilean judge sentenced General Manuel Contreras, former chief of police under the reign of Augusto Pinochet, to 15 years in prison on Thursday for murdering an opposition activist. Left-wing activist Ramon Martinez was allegedly tortured and shot while in police custody in 1975. Martinez was a m....... [more]

Chile charges former air force colonels with 1974 torture death of brigadier general
July 18, 2012
Chile on Tuesday arrested and charged two retired air force colonels for their roles in the 1974 death of an air force brigadier general who was also the father of Chile's first female president. Colonels Ramon Caceres and Edgar Ceballos were charged with orchestrating the torture that apparently ki....... [more]

Chile requests extradition of former US Navy captain for Pinochet-era crimes
November 30, 2011
A Chilean judge on Tuesday issued an indictment against former US Navy Captain Ray Davis, which included a request that he be extradited to Chile. The indictment charges Davis with the homicides of journalist Charles Horman and US university student Frank Teruggi. Both crimes were alleged to have be....... [more]

Pinochet assumed 'political responsibility' for regime actions
November 25, 2011
On November 25, 2006, former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet issued a prepared statement in which he assumed "full political responsibility" for the actions of his regime between 1973 and 1990. The statement was read aloud by his wife at his ninety-first birthday celebration. It was the first time....... [more]

Pinochet immunity lifted in human rights case
October 12, 2011
On October 12, 2006, the Santiago Court of Appeals voted 16-2 to strip former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's presidential immunity in order to prosecute him for the kidnapping and murder of Eugenio Berrios. Berrios worked as a chemist for the Chilean secret police and was wanted for questioning....... [more]

Chile indicted retired military officers for 'Caravan of Death'
March 21, 2011
On March 21, 2006, Chilean Judge Victor Montiglio announced the indictment of 13 retired Chilean military officers accused of participating in the Caravan of Death, ordering their arrest. The officers were accused of participating in the execution and burial of several political dissidents following....... [more]

France court convicts 13 Chilean officials for Pinochet-era disappearances
December 17, 2010
A French court on Friday convicted 13 former Chilean officials over the disappearance of four French citizens during the regime of Augusto Pinochet. The defendants, primarily high-ranking military officers, were tried in absentia, and one defendant was acquitted. Two of the defendants were sentence....... [more]




WEBSITES

    Augusto Pincohet [Wikipedia]

    Pinochet's Chile [WashPost]

    Pincohet case [Amnesty]

    Pincohet file [BBC]

    Pincohet Foundation