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View Resource Chile: When Tyrants Tremble: The Pinochet Case

This recent report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) reviews the Spanish effort to extradite and try General Pinochet and the repercussions in Chile, which is holding presidential elections in December 1999. The 57-page report also offers some background on Pinochet's regime and HRW's recommendations to the Chilean and US Governments. This report is offered by chapter in HTML format.
View Resource Pinochet Arrested in London

This week's In the News considers the recent arrest of former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet. The seven resources discussed include news, background information, commentary, and history. On October 16, in response to a Spanish extradition warrant, British police arrested Pinochet in a London hospital where he was recuperating from minor surgery. Spanish High Court judges issued the...
View Resource Chile: Progress Stalled Setbacks in Freedom of Expression Reform

In March 2001, Human Rights Watch released this new report. "Chile: Progress Stalled Setbacks in Freedom of Expression Reform" examines the failure of the current democratic government of Chile to repeal repressive laws established and enforced under Pinochet, including laws that criminalize speech and make "contempt of authority" a crime against the state.