Former dictator Pinochet placed under house arrest

October 30, 2006 19:09


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Former dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was placed under house arrest and indicted for the first time on torture charges over abuses at a secret detention center where President Michelle Bachelet and her mother were once held, the judge handling the case reported Monday. Two court officials notified Pinochet at his suburban Santiago mansion of the decision by Judge Alejandro Solis, who on Friday had charged Pinochet with one homicide, 35 kidnappings and 24 cases of torture at Villa Grimaldi, one of the most infamous detention centers in the early years of his 1973-1990 dictatorship. Pinochet has been indicted four times before, three on human rights charges, one for tax evasion, and three times was held under house arrest, but this is the first time he faces torture charges.

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