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Chile: tobacco and injustice

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Towards the end of last year, a retired army officer was detained by police in the United Kingdom pending a court extradition hearing. It emerged that this man had been visiting London fairly regularly, and that during these visits he had been in the habit of visiting an elderly lady friend for tea. During his most recent visit, he had also received medical treatment at the private hospital where he was arrested. He was released to await the outcome of the legal process, but forbidden to leave the country.

The man, former Chilean military dictator General Augusto Pinochet, was wanted for questioning by Spain, for alleged atrocities against Spanish citizens following his armed overthrow of the government of the late Salvador …

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