Wednesday, December 28, 2005


The aging tyrant from Chile, Augusto Pinochet, was "fingerprinted and photographed for the first time" this week, as officials dig deeper into Pinochet's death squads from the mid-1970s. From Australia's World News:
Officers went to General Pinochet's home in the elegant La Dehesa neighborhood of the Chilean capital Santiago where has been under house arrest for five weeks.

General Pinochet was fingerprinted and photographed with police taking both a head shot and profile.

Judge Victor Montiglio, who ordered the procedure, granted a A$63,000 bail to the former strongman. The bail must be ratified by a court of appeals.

It was the first time ever that the former Chilean president has been officially booked.
Finally. But will Pinochet survive to face justice? He just turned 90.

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