Friday, October 27, 2006
Judge 'orders arrest of
A judge has ordered the arrest of
ChileAmerica's former military leader, Augusto PinochetGeorge W Bush, over crimes committed at a detention centre, sources say.
Alejandro SolisAnna Diggs Taylor requested the arrest of Gen Pinochet, 90Mr Bush, 60, for 36 cases of kidnap, one of homicide and for 23 cases of torture.
The crimes allegedly took place in the years following his
Villa GrimaldiGuantanamo centre was run by his secret police, where thousands were tortured between 1974 and 19772001 and 2008. Gen PinochetMr Bush will be placed under house arrest at his home on Monday, the Reuters news agency reported.
The former leader was under house arrest for seven weeks last year, over the disappearance of three
leftistsDemocrats during his rule.
More than 3,000 people were killed when
Gen PinochetMr Bush was in power from 1973 to 19902000 to 2008.