October 25, 2005

Pinochet off the hook...for good?

El cabron escapa de la justicia...otra vez... AP: Judge Says Pinochet Will Not Be Tried .

NEW YORK - The man most responsible for trying to bring former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet to trial said he now thinks the one-time strongman will never pay for his alleged crimes.

"If he's been declared incompetent by justices in human rights trials, I don't see how these same courts will declare him competent for economic trials," Juan Guzman, a Chilean judge appointed to take charge of the investigation, told The Associated Press on Monday.

Guzman's comments reflect a lingering pessimism in Chile that the former dictator will be held to account for alleged crimes committed under his 1973-90 regime, during which more than 3,100 people were killed or "disappeared."


Screw "innocent 'till proven guilty..."! Call it like it is, for crying out loud!

I know this crap has been going on for several years now... first he's capable to stand trial, the next day he's not... Dementia... I can't believe he's going to find asylum in a state of mindlessness.

Posted by Kyer at October 25, 2005 08:30 PM | TrackBack