September 15, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On September 15, 2005, Chile's Supreme Court upheld the acquittal of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on charges that he ordered political abductions and murders in the 1970s. The abductions and murders were part of the political campaign "Operation Condor," which commenced in order to ...[read more]
December 25, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
Italian police have arrested former Uruguayan naval intelligence officer Nestor Jorge Fernandez Troccoli for crimes relating to the kidnapping and murder of Italian citizens and others who opposed South American military dictators during the 1980s, according to Italian media reports Monday. The ...[read more]
December 17, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Former Uruguay military dictator and army chief Gregorio Alvarez was charged Monday with crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the country's 1973-85 period of military rule and specifically for his alleged role in the secret transfers of several political prisoners in 1978, who disa... ...[read more]
September 12, 2006
by Lisl Brunner
Eight former police and military officers have been indicted by a Uruguayan court on counts of kidnapping and conspiracy committed during Uruguay's military dictatorship of 1973-85. The crimes relate to the 1976 disappearances of five members of an Uruguayan leftist group who fled to Argentina... ...[read more]
December 7, 2005
by Chris Buell
A Chilean appeals court on Wednesday stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution for the disappearance of an additional 29 leftists under his regime. The ruling allows the 29 cases to be joined with nine others for which Pinochet was previously indicted and declared fit ...[read more]
September 15, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
Chile's Supreme Court Thursday upheld the acquittal of former dictator Augusto Pinochet on charges that he ordered political abductions and murders as part of Operation Condor, a conspiracy between South American dictators during the 1970s to eliminate political opponents and dispos... ...[read more]
July 9, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
A three-judge panel of the Santiago Appeals Court ruled Friday that former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is physically and mentally fit to stand trial for the alleged murders of brothers Hector and Guido Barria Bassay by agents of his regime in 1973. The ruling contradicts one a month ago by ...[read more]
May 5, 2005
by Jamie Sterling
Juan Guzman, the Chilean judge best known for indicting military strongman and former dictator General Augusto Pinochet, has announced his retirement. Guzman indicted Pinochet twice, first in a case relating to the Caravan of Death which executed 70 political prisoners, and second in a case ...[read more]
December 2, 2004
by Jeannie Shawl
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 p... ...[read more]
October 23, 2004
by D. Wes Rist
French prosecutors initiated proceedings Saturday that will require French investigating magistrate Sophie Clement to decide within the next 6 weeks whether former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet should be tried in absentia for illegal confinement accompanied or followed by acts of torture... ...[read more]

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