Thursday, September 15, 2005

Pinochet Saga Continues


Chile's former dictator, Augusto Pinochet, had his presidential immunity stripped by the country's Supreme Court as part of an investigation into the disappearance of 15 people during his regime.

A panel of judges voted 10 to six to uphold a July ruling by an appeals court as part of a case known as ``Operation Colombo,'' according to a copy of the decision distributed today by e-mail in Santiago. The earlier ruling said there were grounds to suspect Pinochet had a role in a plot by the nation's secret police to cover up killings of opponents.

Unfortunately, the bum is too sick to stand trial.


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