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    Against Dictators: Use Law, not War

    John Cavanagh
    13 December 2002
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    The argument over what action to take against Saddam Hussein is driven by the rhetoric of war. But can peaceful, legal action against Iraq's ruthless dictator be effective? The long campaign to bring Augusto Pinochet of Chile to justice offers an encouraging precedent.

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    Pinochet: Is a Terrorist Hiding in Chile's Senate?

    Saul Landau, Scott Armstrong
    17 May 1998
    Article

    The unresolved issue of Pinochet's involvement in the worst act of international terrorism in Washington in the past 50 years still hangs over US-Chilean relations.

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    Pinochet's Extradition in Spanish Head's Hands

    20 October 1998
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    Whether former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet is extradited to Spain will depend in the final analysis on a political decision by Spain's centre-right head of government, Jose Maria Aznar, say legal experts.

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    Human Rights Watch Urges US to Get Involved in Pinochet Case

    Human Rights Watch
    22 October 1998
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    Human Rights Watch today urged the United States government to publicly support and promote the extradition of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to Spain.

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    Let Pinochet Stand Trial in the US, Too

    Saul Landau
    26 August 1999
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    When Spanish justice finishes with Pinochet, the United States should seek his extradition to Washington for his role in the murders of Letelier and Moffitt, which happened just a mile from the White House.

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    Still Hidden: A Full Record of What the US Did in Chile

    Peter Kornbluh
    24 October 1999
    Article

    As Augusto Pinochet continues to fight extradition from England to face charges of crimes against humanity, the historical record of US support for the former Chilean dictator remains disappeared, like so many victims of his violent regime.

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    Appeal to President Clinton to ensure investigation concerning Pinochet and the Letelier-Moffitt assassination in the US

    11 February 2000
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    We believe it is in the United States' interest to assist in the case against Pinochet.

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    IPS Applauds Pinochet Arrest And Calls for Increased US Support for Spanish Case

    the Iran team at the Institute for Policy Studies
    19 October 1998
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    The Institute for Policy Studies applauds the arrest of Chilean General Augusto Pinochet, whose regime ordered the assassination of two IPS colleagues, Orlando Letelier and Ronni Moffitt, in 1976 and carried out other documented acts of international terrorism.

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    Operation Exit: The Political Decision on the Pinochet Case

    02 March 2000
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    Full text of UK Home Secretary Jack Straw's decision not to extradite former dictator Augusto Pinochet to face trial in Spain.

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    Ex-spy Chief says CIA helped him set up Pinochet's Secret Police

    Jonathan Franklin
    23 September 2000
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    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.

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    Members of Congress Call on Clinton to Release Key Information on General Pinochet to Spanish Judge

    21 October 1998
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    It is our understanding that the United States has materials and other critical information that will help link Pinochet directly to acts of international terrorism.

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    Chile Declassified: Newly Released Documents Reveal Close US Ties to the Pinochet Regime

    Peter Kornbluh
    16 August 1999
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    While recently declassified documents are conspicuously lacking in information about the US role in helping Pinochet take and consolidate power, they are rich in detail about the inner workings of his bloody regime.

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    Prisoner Pinochet. The Dictator and the Quest for Justice

    Peter Kornbluh
    21 December 1998
    Article

    The prosecution of Pinochet, whose name became a virtual synonym for state-sponsored terror during his seventeen-year regime, has become a historic turning point for international and national efforts to hold him and other tyrants accountable.

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    IPS Applauds Intensified US Investigation of Pinochet

    the Iran team at the Institute for Policy Studies
    20 March 2000
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    The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is greatly encouraged by recent signs that the US government has intensified their investigation of the 1976 car bomb murders of IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt by agents of former Chilean General Augusto Pinochet.

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    Dictatorships and Double Standards

    Jim Lobe
    30 October 1998
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    Since former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was put under house arrest in London, the US administration has acted as if it had no conceivable interest in the ex-dictator's fate.

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    Britain Arrests Pinochet to Face Charges by Spain

    Clifford Krauss
    18 October 1998
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    Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who ruled Chile as a despot for 17 years, has been arrested in London after Spain asked that he be extradited for the presumed murders of hundreds of Chilean and Spanish citizens.

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    Statement of Juan Garcés on the Pinochet arrest

    Juan Garcés Garces
    01 December 2000
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    The step taken today by Judge Guzman will hopefully lead to Pinochet's trial on the charges brought against him.

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    Spain's Firebrand Judge

    Marlise Simons
    20 October 1998
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    Judge Garzón, who works as an investigating magistrate rather than a judge on the bench, took more than five months to conclude that a Spanish court could have jurisdiction in the case against Pinochet.

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    Autumn of the Autocrat

    Saul Landau, Sarah Anderson
    17 April 1998
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    Those who brought the suit against Pinochet, in and outside Chile, hope that the case might allow some measure of belated justice and ease the pain they continue to suffer as a result of the dictator's atrocities.

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    US Will Release Files on Crimes Under Pinochet

    Tim Weiner
    02 December 1998
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    Treading into a political and diplomatic confrontation it tried to avoid, the US has decided to declassify some secret government documents on the killing and torture conducted by the former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet.

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