Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was put under house arrest and charged with evading taxes on $26 million related to his overseas accounts, state television said Wednesday.
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Doctors say Pinochet, 85, is suffering from dementia and is mentally unfit to stand trial.
A Chilean appeals court threw out homicide and kidnapping charges against Augusto Pinochet, but ruled the former dictator could still be tried on charges he covered up the crimes.
The Chilean Supreme Court today upheld an appeals court ruling throwing out homicide and kidnapping charges against former dictator Augusto Pinochet.
An appeals court in Santiago dropped homicide and kidnapping charges today against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet. The court supported the defense's claim that Judge Juan Guzman acted illegally by indicting Pinochet before questioning him.
Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet will stand trial on charges that he arranged the kidnapping of 19 prisoners who disappeared more than 25 years ago.
Chile's Supreme Court has stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution. But lawyers say putting the 84-year-old retired general on trial on human rights charges could take years.
Lawyers for former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet announced Wednesday they would appeal a recent immunity ruling to Chile's Supreme Court -- even though the decision has not been officially announced.
Thousands of protesters marched through the streets of Chile shouting chants, beating drums and holding pictures of people who were killed or "disappeared" under the rule of Augusto Pinochet.
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