Democracy Now! November 25, 1998

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Democracy Now! November 25, 1998
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Pinochet Decision

Pinochet Decision -- Expected at 9:05 AM The British House of Lords handed down its decision on the fate of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet today. They ruled that Pinochet is not protected by diplomatic immunity, and can be held in custody while Britain considers an extradition request from Spain. We hear from those who have a great deal at stake: victims of his brutal repression , and human rights attorneys and activists who are fighting to hold him accountable for his crimes against humanity. GUEST: Carlos Salinas, Legislative officer for Latin America and the Caribbean for amnesty International USA. Amnesty International sent a letter this week to Janet Reno requesting that the US extradite Pinochet. GUEST: Carlos Moreno, Human rights attorney who filed a extradition petition. GUEST: Victor Toro, Former leader of the Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionario (Revolutionary Movement of the Left) in Chile and former political prisoner. GUEST: Ernesto Castillo, former trade unionist and political prisoner in Chile. GUEST: Juan Garces, Human rights attorney in Spain representing over 3,000 plaintiffs who are family members and victims of torture, killings and desappearances carried out after the coup that brought Pinochet to power, and during his brutal 17 -year rule. GUEST: Joan Jara, wife of Victor Jara, the Chilean protest singer who wsa executed in Chile's National Stadium on 9/16/73.

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November 25, 1998
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November 25, 1998
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