Tuesday, September 01, 2009
If Chile can do it ....... so can the United States. Chile just issued arrest warrants for 120 individuals accused of committing illegal acts of repression during the Pinochet military dictatorship that ruled their country 1973-1990: Chile sienta en el banquillo a más de 100 represores de la dictadura de Pinochet El Mundo (Spain)02.09.2009; Chile: masiva orden de arresto a ex militares por casos de desaparecidos Clarín (Argentina) 01.09.2009; Chile seeks arrests for alleged human rights violations CNN.com 09/01/09.
In fact, Guatemala just had its first judicial decision against a military officer for crimes committed during Guatamala's civil conflicts of the 1980s: Guatemala enjuicia la guerra civil El País (Spain) 01.09.2009.
If Chile and Guatemala can do it, we can, too. Yes we can.
Tags: accountability for torture, chile
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