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20 September 2004 by -

Recent manoeuvres by lawyers defending General Pinochet to spare the former dictator from appearing before Judge Guzman, have finally come to nothing. Recent manoeuvres by lawyers defending General Pinochet to spare the former dictator from appearing before Judge Guzman, have finally come to nothing. Pinochet, who was stripped of his immunity by the Chilean Supreme Court on 26 August, was about to be questioned by Judge Guzman at the beginning of September. But a motion filed by his lawyers gave him a last minute reprieve.

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20 September 2004 by INGRID SEYMAN

The tide seems to have turned for former South American dictators. Argentina's Supreme Court has just accepted the imprescriptibility of a crime against humanity, while in Chile a trial looks likely for Augusto Pinochet after the former dictator was stripped of his immunity on 26 August.

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06 December 2004 by -

On 2 December, the Chilean Appeals Court voted to strip the former dictator Augusto Pinochet of his diplomatic immunity in the case of the murder of Carlos Prats, former commander of the Chilean army. Prats, who opposed the coup d'etat orchestrated by Pinochet against President Salvador Allende in September 1973, was killed by a car bomb on 30 September 1974 in Buenos Aires. The General has already had his immunity lifted in the Condor file.

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13 June 2005 by -

L'ancien président chilien Augusto Pinochet a connu, dans la seule journée du 7 juin, une victoire et une défaite. Une victoire, parce que la Cour d'appel de Santiago a décidé de mettre fin aux poursuites engagées contre lui et son ancien ministre de l'Intérieur, le général à la retraite Cesar Benavides, dans l'opération Condor, plan de coordination de la répression des opposants politiques. Et une défaite, car l'assemblée plénière de la même cour a levé son immunité dans l'affaire des millions de dollars placés à la banque américaine Riggs.

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10 October 2005 by -

Two key decisions handed down this month by the Supreme Court have clarified the legal fate of Augusto Pinochet in Chile. On 14 September, the court confirmed that Pinochet will be stripped of his immunity for Operation Colombo; the next day it annulled all proceedings against him for Operation Condor. It now looks impossible that Pinochet will be prosecuted in Chile for the most serious charges against him (see IJT-31). This is the third time that the 89-year-old has escaped justice for health reasons.

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10 October 2005 by ARNAUD GRELLIER

Juan Guzman Tapia retired from the magistracy in May 2005. During his career, he prepared hundreds of cases against ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet filed by families of disappeared persons in Chile. On a visit to Paris to promote his autobiography "Aboard the World," he spoke to IJT.

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24 September 2007 by Santiago O’Donnell

On September 11, the Federal Appeals Court in Uruguay confirmed the indictment against former president Juan María Bordaberry for his alleged responsibility in the murder and disappearance of militants in the 1970s. At the same time, a signature campaign for revoking the amnesty law is gaining momentum.

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