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Ex-spy chief reveals abuses  Gen Contreras handed in a document which contains the fate of 580 people who disappeared during military rule   Judge charges Pinochet
  Tortured Chilean wins compensation  A Chilean exile tortured during the dictatorship of Gen Augusto Pinochet has won a landmark legal battle for compensation from the Chilean state Chile judges apologise for past role  The body representing judges in Chile has made an unprecedented apology for the actions of its members under military rule in the 1970s and 1980s Ex-general Wenzel jailed for life  Supreme Court has confirmed the life sentence handed down to Hugo Salas Wenzel for his part in the murder of 12 opponents of Pinochet   Lawsuit targets Pinochet  A judge questioned ex-dictator in a civil suit filed by the daughter of a union leader killed 30 years ago   Pinochet charged over dissidents

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  Former military ruler has been ordered to stay under house arrest

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  The former President has been placed under house arrest on human rights charges

  A court has stripped former military leader of his immunity from prosecution

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Jul.10 Protest over Pinochet ruling  Hundreds marched in anger at a court ruling against trying Pinochet on human rights charges Jul.9 Court rules Pinochet unfit for trial
  An appeals court ruled that 85-year-old former dictator is mentally unfit to stand trial at this time
May.28 Court orders Pinochet's prints  Court of Appeal ordered former dictator's fingerprints and mug shots to be registered Mar.8 Pinochet murder charges dropped
  Court ruled 2-1 to throw out homicide and kidnapping charges. Pinochet could still be tried for covering up the crimes Jan.29 Pinochet faces homicide charges  A judge reinstated homicide and kidnapping charges and ordered former dictator held under house arrest Jan.27 Pinochet released from hospital  Former President a day before was admitted for a treatment. Condition had stabilized

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Dec.20 Court: Pinochet arrest unlawful  Supreme Court rejected an appeal to overturn an order that blocked the arrest Dec.11 Appeal court drops the charges  Augusto Pinochet's legal fate now in the hands of Supreme Court Dec.5 Court suspends Pinochet arrest  Appeals court suspended an order to hold Pinochet under house arrest, pending appeal Dec.4 Judge to explain Pinochet charges  A court of appeals orders a judge to explain why he indicted Pinochet on homicide and kidnapping Dec.2 Pinochet lawyers to appeal arrest  Lawyers planned to file a court motion to block a house arrest order on charges of kidnapping and murder Dec.1 Pinochet to stand trial
  Pinochet must return to house arrest after a judge ordered him to stand trial on kidnapping charges Nov.25 Pinochet is 85, pending prosecution  Augusto Pinochet turned 85, but pending trial on charges of human rights cast a shadow over the celebrations May.24 Pinochet's immunity ends
  A court strips Pinochet of immunity from prosecution as a senator-for-life, clearing way for trial on murder and torture

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