Chilean courts issue arrest warrant for fugitive general

Chile's courts issued an international arrest warrant for Raul Iturriaga Neumann,a retired general under the military regime of Augusto Pinochet.

Chilean courts issue arrest warrant for fugitive general

Chile's courts on Wednesday issued an international arrest warrant for Raul Iturriaga Neumann,a retired general under the military regime of Augusto Pinochet.

Judge Alejandro Solis ordered Iturriaga's arrest after the ex-general sent a statement to Chile's press saying he refused to serve a five-year-and-one-day prison sentence for the kidnap of Luis Dagoberto San Martin Vergara.

San Martin, who opposed the 1973-1990 military regime of Pinochet, disappeared in 1974.

The order allows any police force subscribed to Interpol to arrest the ex-general and send him to Chile. Solis also ordered an investigation into a circle of people close to Iturriaga who helped him flee.

Iturriaga, a former deputy director of Chilean secret police force the National Intelligence Directorate (Dina), has been on the run since June 11 and is being sought by the Special Human Rights Affairs Brigade and the military police.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Temmuz 2007, 13:34
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