Thursday, December 10, 1998

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  • Pinochet Extradition

    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.

  • Delayed Justice for Pinochet’s Victims

    Among the thousands of victims of the regime of Augusto Pinochet, there were at least three American citizens killed. Ronnie Moffit was a research assistant to Orlando Letelier, the former Foreign Minister of Chile — she and Letelier were blown up in Washington, D.C. by Pinochet’s secret police. There were also two Americans who were executed by the Chilean military days after the 1973 coup: a U.S. writer and film maker named Charles Horman and his friend Frank Teruggi.

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    Today is International Human Rights Day and there will be commemoration events around the world from New York to Paris to Jakarta. Today on Democracy Now, we wanted to take a look back fifty years to the foundation of the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

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