Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pinochet Died Two Years Ago Today

Pinochet ruled for 17 years and during that time he basically resorted to just about every human rights violation in the lexicon of human rights abuse, if you want to put it like that.

Not only that, but he pioneered in South America the technique which is known as "forced disappearance" - which is when the security forces kidnap somebody and then deny their detention, secretly execute them and then conceal their fate - which has continued to this day. - Sebastian Brett, a Human Rights Campaigner


This is the death of a dictator who showed extreme cruelty to a section of his population. In this case death has robbed us of justice.

Formal justice may remain incomplete but history judged him and condemned him. - Mario Benedetti

Hopefully, Pinochet realized before his death what he did was incredibly wrong.

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