Judge Orders Pinochet Arrested
Last month, as I reported here, Chile’s Supreme Court upheld a lower court decision that stripped Pinochet of his immunity in a case involving Chile’s infamous Villa Grimaldi prison, where the current President, Michelle Bachelet, was tortured in 1975. A Chilean magistrate judge, Alejandro Solis, has now filed formal charges against the former dictator and issued a warrant for his arrest. The charges involve 36 disappearances, 23 counts of torture and one murder. In ordering his arrest, the magistrate rejected Pinochet’s claim that he is not fit to stand trial due to his poor health.