Chile Supreme Court Backs Pinochet Acquittal on Murder Charges





Chile's Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the acquittal of former dictator Augusto Pinochet on charges that he ordered political abductions and murders as part of a conspiracy among South American dicatorships.

The high court upheld a decision by the Santiago Appeals Court in favour of the ailing ex-dictator, 89, who ruled with an iron fist from 1973-1990. But it is only one of dozens of investigations he faces.


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