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Pinochet judge retires

[JURIST] Juan Guzman, [profile] the Chilean judge best known for indicting military strongman and former dictator General Augusto Pinochet [profile], has announced his retirement. Guzman indicted Pinochet twice, first in a case relating to the Caravan of Death [BBC backgrounder] which executed 70 political prisoners, and second in a case relating to Operation Condor [Wikipedia backgrounder], a plan to hunt and kill Chilean left-wing activists. Guzman never secured a conviction due to Pinochet's health, but the general has been under increasing legal pressure. Another suit was filed against Pinochet Wednesday on grounds that he allegedly conspired to hide bodies of missing left-wing activists. BBC News has more. Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase:

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