Pinochet questioned about kidnappings

Former Chilean President Augusto Pinochet was questioned today by Judge Juan Guzman concerning knowledge he may have had about the kidnapping and torture of 19 Chileans during the 1970s and 80s. Pinochet was held unfit for trial in the United Kingdom in 2001 and returned to Chile.

Last month the Supreme Court of Chile stripped Pinochet of his self-granted legal immunity, opening for the first time the possibility of trying Pinochet there. From Santiago, El Mercurio provides the latest local coverage in Spanish. BBC has more, plus a timeline of the Pinochet case.

 

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