Dear Democracy Now! Visitor: We are an independent, ad-free daily news program that serves millions of viewers and listeners each month. Our show is special because we make it our priority to go where the silence is. We put a spotlight on corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the stories of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We do all of this with just a fraction of the budget and staff of a commercial news show. We do it without ads, corporate sponsorship or government funding. How is this possible? Only with your support. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2015. Pretty exciting, right? Please do your part today. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2015.

Your Donation: $
Thursday, December 10, 1998 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Delayed Justice for Pinochet’s Victims
1998-12-10

Pinochet Extradition

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

The Spanish judge seeking the extradition of Chile’s Augusto Pinochet formally charged the ex-dictator today with crimes against humanity and asked for a freeze on his assets worldwide.

Judge Baltasar Garzon, who ordered Pinochet’s arrest in London in mid-October, issued the criminal indictment just one day after Britain’s interior minister Jack Straw gave the go-ahead for extradition proceedings against the 83 year-old general.

Guests:

  • Saul Landau is Senior Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, and is author of several books, including ??Assassination on Embassy Row, a book on the assassination of former Chilean foreign minister Orlando Letelier, and ??The Guerrilla Wars of Central America.
  • Juan Garces, a lawyer in Madrid representing over 3,000 victims of the Pinochet regime and their family members, and former advisor to democratically elected Salvador Allende.

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.