Seven Questions: Joan Garcés on Pinochet’s death

MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images When former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet died this week at 91, the people who had spent years pushing for a trial for crimes against humanity were denied their day in court. In this week’s Seven Questions, FP spoke with Joan Garcés, the Spanish lawyer who led the fight to extradite Pinochet and ...

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When former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet died this week at 91, the people who had spent years pushing for a trial for crimes against humanity were denied their day in court. In this week’s Seven Questions, FP spoke with Joan Garcés, the Spanish lawyer who led the fight to extradite Pinochet and bring him to justice.

An excerpt:



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When former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet died this week at 91, the people who had spent years pushing for a trial for crimes against humanity were denied their day in court. In this week’s Seven Questions, FP spoke with Joan Garcés, the Spanish lawyer who led the fight to extradite Pinochet and bring him to justice.

An excerpt:

FP: How do you respond to those people who say that Pinochet set Chile up to be a thriving economy and removed the country from communism—that he, in effect, contributed to the greatest good for the greatest amount of people?

JG: That is absolutely not true.

To find out why, read the rest.

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