Ex-dictator Pinochet ordered arrested in Chile





A judge on Friday ordered the arrest of former
Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet for crimes related to a secret detention
center used in the years following his 1973 coup.

Judge Alejandro Solis ordered the arrest of Pinochet for 36 cases of
kidnapping, one of homicide and for 23 cases of torture at the Villa
Grimaldi, a political detention center run by Pinochet's secret police
where thousands of people were tortured between 1974 and 1977.

"I am not going to give any details until Monday, when he will be
judicially notified," he said outside the court house.


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