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Pinochet-era intelligence official arrested

[JURIST] Chilean authorities on Thursday announced the capture of former Gen. Raul Iturriaga Neumann, a former high-ranking intelligence official with the National Intelligence Directorate (DINA) [FAS backgrounder] during the reign of former dictator Augusto Pinochet [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Neumann, who has been a fugitive since June, has been convicted for the 1974 disappearance of political activist Luis Dagoberto San Martin and sentenced to five years in prison.

Pinochet, who died [JURIST report] last December without ever facing trial, ruled from 1973 to 1990 after staging a coup that displaced democratically elected President Salvador Allende [BBC profile]. The Los Angeles Times has more.

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