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British House Of Lords to Rule on Extradition of Chilean Gen. Pinochet

LADB Article ID: 54523
Category/Department: Chile
Date: 1998-11-06
By: LADB Staff

Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), detained in a London clinic following back surgery, is awaiting a ruling by five judges in the British House of Lords on his detention and the request from a Spanish judge to extradite him. Pinochet's arrest reopened the issue of human rights abuses under the dictatorship and Chile's imperfect transition to democracy.

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