Chile high court hears further Pinochet appeal

[JURIST] Chile's Supreme Court Wednesday heard an appeal by lawyers for former president General Augusto Pinochet against a lower appeals court ruling Monday that had upheld a house arrest order against him and had found him fit to stand trial on human rights charges. Pinochet, 89, has been quietly released from Santiago's Hospital Militar where he was admitted over the weekend for a suspected stroke and was apparently read the Last Rites by a Catholic priest. Observers say the high court is not likely to make an immediate ruling. BBC News has more. From Santiago, La Tercera provides the latest local coverage of the case in Spanish.

 

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