Chilean judge orders Pinochet to undergo medical tests

A Chilean judge has ordered former dictator Augusto Pinochet (profile from BBC News) to undergo psychiatric and neurological tests to determine whether he should stand trial on human rights charges.

Three doctors, picked by the judge, defense lawyers and lawyers for the victims' relatives, will examine Pinochet Thursday. As previously reported on JURIST's Paper Chase, Judge Juan Guzman questioned Pinochet Saturday about the disappearances of 24 dissidents while Pinochet was in power. AP has more.

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