Chile's top court opened hearings on whether the trial of Gen. Augusto Pinochet on human rights charges should be reopened in spite of the former dictator's deteriorated health.
After the detention of Pinochet in London, in January 1999, the Justice Department decided to re-open the investigation of the Letelier case.
A little over 25 years ago, my daughter, Ronni Karpen Moffitt, was murdered by Chilean terrorists in Washington. This past summer one of those terrorists was freed after serving his prison term.
Stacie Jonas, Coordinator of the Bring Pinochet to Justice Campaign run by the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, answers questions about the ongoing case against Gen. Augusto Pinochet in Chile.
As our leaders warn countries that harbor terrorists, who will warn our leaders about harboring terrorists here?
A poem for Orlando Letelier, Sheridan Circle Memorial Service, 18 September 1977.
A poem for Orlando Letelier.
A poem for Orlando Letelier, Sheridan Circle Memorial, 24 September 2000.
Light Among Shadows documents a journey from the darkness of tyranny to the dawning of a new era for champions of human rights the world over.
The detention and the subsequent legal proceedings against Pinochet represented an enormous victory for human rights and set an important precedent for international law.
A Chilean magistrate reinstated the indictment and house arrest of Gen. Augusto Pinochet on charges stemming from the killing of 57 political prisoners and the disappearance of 18 others.
Pinochet Watch is an electronic news service of the Institute for Policy Studies.
Chile's Supreme Court today threw out an indictment and house arrest order against retired Gen. Augusto Pinochet, but it also cleared the way for a new indictment.
The step taken today by Judge Guzman will hopefully lead to Pinochet's trial on the charges brought against him.
A month before the assassination of Letelier and Moffitt in 1976, the US government ordered its envoys in Latin America to try to avert a plot to murder leftist opponents of the region's governments.
Covert US operations in Chile to instigate the coup in 1970 and aimed at undermining Allende were all explicitly approved by President Nixon and Henry Kissinger.
The CIA and the former head of the Chilean secret police are scrambling to blame each other for a series of murders at home and abroad, including a notorious 1976 car bombing in Washington.
The CIA maintained relations with a top Chilean intelligence official, even though he was considered one of the country's major human rights violators.
The CIA is acknowledging for the first time the extent of its deep involvement in Chile, where it dealt with coup-plotters, false propagandists and assassins.