审判皮诺切特关乎智利的尊严

是否惩治智利前独裁者奥古斯托·皮诺切特的法庭战役已经结束了。在研究了有关皮诺切特健康问题的冗长报告后,胡安·古斯曼法官最终认定他精神正常,能够为9起绑架和1起杀人案承担责任,该指控现已得到了智利最高法院的支持。所有罪行都是在“秃鹰行动”中犯下的,这次行动范围覆盖整个拉美,是南美大陆独裁者从肉体上消灭左翼反对派的庞大计划。

古斯曼法官还认定这位前独裁者精神正常,能够辨别是非。这一点至关重要,因为皮诺切特曾试图否认自己有行为能力。不久前他曾因“血管疾病”被送往军事医院,随后恢复了意识和行动能力,但这无疑会成为他再次要求接受检查,延误刑事诉讼的借口。

但古斯曼将独裁者绳之以法的行动绝不能是孤立的。其它法官和官方机构也要对皮诺切特施加压力。

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