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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Chilean Court Strips Pinochet of Immunity

From the Washington Post:

Chile's Supreme Court on Wednesday stripped former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution for corruption charges related to his multimillion dollar bank accounts overseas. Pinochet, 89, has been stripped of his presidential immunity at least four times before, but always in cases stemming from human rights abuses during his 1973-90 dictatorship. This time, the court decided that Pinochet can be tried on charges related to his bank accounts in the United States.

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--Tom Hayes


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