Pinochet Appeals Against Extradition

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Wednesday, December 1, 1999
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
15
Issue: 
12
509–510
Abstract: 
On October 22, 1999, counsel for Gen. Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator, submitted a last-minute appeal to the High Court against the decision by a London magistrates’ court that he should be extradited to Spain to stand trial for torture. Meanwhile, the Spanish Government has promised it will not challenge any decision of the British Government to release Pinochet on humanitarian grounds and Britain has offered a new medical checkup for Pinochet... [more]