Pinochet house arrest suspended pending appeal

[JURIST] A Chilean appeals court Monday temporarily suspended Judge Juan Guzman's house arrest order for 89-year old General Ausgusto Pinochet just hours after Guzman had made it in connection with his indictment of the former Chilean president on human rights charges. Pinochet is being investigated in connection with the connection with the murder of one person and the kidnapping of nine others during "Operation Condor" in the 1970s, a plan concocted by several South American dictatorships to execute and kidnap hundreds of left-wing activists. A final ruling on the house arrest order is expected in the next day or so. VOA has more. From Santiago, El Mercurio offers local coverage in Spanish. BBC News offers a range of reactions to the Pinochet indictment. JURIST's Paper Chase offers background stories on Pinochet.



 

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