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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 05:58 AM
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In Paris, Pinochets victims seek a kind of justice
PARIS From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 12:00AM EST
Last updated Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 11:07PM EST

Vanessa Fausto Klein was just an infant when her father, Georges, was arrested, tortured and assassinated during the coup that brought Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet into power in 1973. But the event marked her life, driving her to spend years piecing together the events leading up to her fathers death.

This week in a Paris criminal court, she and the relatives of three other French citizens who were victims of the coup hope to see the culmination of those efforts as 14 of General Pinochets closest collaborators stand trial on charges of kidnapping, torture and barbarous acts.

The 14, including the two former heads of Gen. Pinochets notorious secret service, are being tried in absentia, since Chile and France have no extradition treaty. But Ms. Klein says she hopes the trial will allow her and the other families to finally put the case to rest.

I have lived with this all my life. Whats important is that there is a criminal judgment and a sentence, she said. Without that something remains open in my own story and I cannot anticipate how that will affect me.

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