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Chilean Court Strips Pinochet of Immunity (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 12:46 PM
Justice - almost served. Today, the World moved one step towards Justice on Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte who ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. There have always been rumours going around about what his Government got up to during these years and now we are near to having a full-scale investigation by the International Criminal Court.
A Chilean court stripped Gen. Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution Wednesday for his alleged role in the killing of 119 dissidents in the early years of his dictatorship.

The Santiago Court of Appeals voted 11-10 to strip the 89-year-old former dictator of the legal immunity he enjoys as former president for a case known as "Operation Colombo" during his 1973-90 regime.

The ruling can be appealed before the Supreme Court. Pinochet's lawyer, Pablo Rodriguez, did not immediately announce his plans.

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Augusto Pinochet has been a very lucky man, over the last several years he has escaped being tried for the crimes against Humanity which he did cause. He got off on a lucky break in the House of Lords in Britain and now it looks like his luck has ran dry.

Although the numbers are only low - just over 3000, this can help send a message to those who do such crimes now. That their life of luxury can be taken away from them and they can be tried in the Courts of the World, so Justice can be given to the people who lost their lives.

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posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 01:20 PM
A pitty the guy will probably die before any decent investigation will ever start.

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