The struggle to bring Augusto Pinochet to justice
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The contemporary political history of Chile
Pinochet in Chile after the collapse of his dictatorship
- Demo vs. Pinochet set
- Workers World, 15 January 1998.
Broad political forces are planning mass demonstrations in
January in an effort to remove Gen. Augusto Pinochet
from Chile's parliament.
- News from the trenches
- 5 February 1998. A letter describing the political
opposition to making Pinochet senator for
life, but the stuggle not likely to suceed.
- Pinochet Dominates International Women's
- By Gustavo Gonzalez, IPS, 6 March 1998. Protests against
former dictator Augusto Pinochet's impending investiture
as life senator will dominate the commemoration of
International Women's Day in Chile this weekend, on
eve of his leaving the army.
- Chilean Women March Against Pinochet
- Weekly News Update on the Americas, 8 March 1998.
Between 3,000 and 5,000 women marched on Mar. 7 in Santiago,
Chile, to commemorate International Women's Day and to voice
their objection to former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet and
his plans to take a lifetime seat in the Senate.
- After a quarter of a century total government
commitment to truth and justice is required
- Amnesty International, News Release, 22 July 1998.
It is time for the government to acknowledge the gravity
of the crimes committed under the military government and
the efforts of the relatives of the victims to clarify the
events. In a clear commitment to the future the Chilean
Government should reject half-measures to deal with its
human rights legacy.
Under arrest in London (16 October 1998 to 2 March 2000)
- In Defense of Human Rights! Trial and
punishment for Pinochet!
- Leaflet from Chilean MPS in English and Spanish, 28 October
1998. Re. the arrest of Pinochet in London and policy of
Frei at home.
- Augusto Pinochet, former President of Chile:
Impunity / legal concern
- Amnesty International urgent action bulletin, 19 November
1998. AI fears a return to Chile will mean Pinochet will
gain impunity for his crimes against mankind.
- The End of Impunity?
- By Daniel Gatti, IPS, 25 November 1998. A ruling by Britain's
Law Lords and the arrests of Massera and Videla deal a heavy
blow to impunity for human rights violators in the Southern
Cone of Latin America,
- Pinochet Again a Force in Chilean
- By Roberto Candia - AP in The Washington Post
12 January 2000. The announcement Tuesday that British
authorities may release Pinochet because of his frail health
has dropped a political bomb on the Chile election.
Return to Chile
- Pinochet Returns to Chile
- By Anthony Faiola, The Washington Post, 3 March
2000. Gen. Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator
who spent 16 months under house arrest in England fighting
extradition to Spain, flew home after British
authorities ordered his release on humanitarian grounds and
whisked him to a swift departure aboard a waiting Chilean
air force plane.
- Thousands march against Pinochet
- BBC News, 4 March 2000. It seems that since the former
dictator arrived in Santiago to a military welcome, he
is well enough to stand trial in his own country.
- Pinochet -- latest from Chile
- Reuters, 9 March 2000. Lawyers fighting to put Chile's
Augusto Pinochet on trial at home have presented another
six civil lawsuits against the former dictator that allege
human rights abuses during his 17-year iron-fisted rule.