Tuesday, Nov 28, 2006, 12:54 am
Pinochet Indicted for 1973 Murders
Eduardo Gallardo for Raw Story reports:
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was indicted Monday and ordered to remain under house arrest for the execution of two bodyguards of Salvador Allende, the freely elected Marxist president who was toppled in a 1973 coup.
The indictment came after Pinochet's 91st birthday Saturday, which he marked by issuing a statement for the first time taking full political responsibility for abuses committed by his regime.
Monday's indictment was the fifth time Pinochet has been put under house arrest on charges stemming from human rights violations during his 1973-90 dictatorship. The document was issued by Judge Victor Montiglio, the Supreme Court press office said.
Pinochet was stripped of his immunity from prosecution in the case last July.