Chilean court strips Pinochet of immunity in second case

[JURIST] A Chilean court Thursday stripped former military ruler Augusto Pinochet (profile from BBC News) of his immunity, allowing an investigation into Pinochet's role in the killing of Gen. Carlos Prats to proceed. Thursday's decision is the second case where Pinochet has lost his immunity. As previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, a Chilean court ruled in May that Pinochet could be investigated in connection with Operation Condor, an effort by six South American regimes to hunt down and kill their opponents. That decision was later upheld by the Chilean Supreme Court. Pinochet can appeal Thursday's decision to the Supreme Court. BBC News has more.

 

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