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2010-04-15 15:45:00

LAS VEGAS, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statement released today, the Raelian Movement has asked all governments worldwide to cease recognizing the Vatican as a sovereign state. "For the past ten years, Rael and members of the International Raelian Movement have repeatedly exposed the crimes of the Catholic clergy," explained Ricky Roehr, the Raelian Movement's (www.rael.org) North American leader. "But the Vatican has always enjoyed immunity from being legally prosecuted -...

2006-08-18 13:30:41

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution on Friday to face charges in a $27 million tax fraud case, court sources said. Pinochet, 90, has avoided being processed in a handful of human rights cases because of his health problems, which include mild dementia caused by frequent mini-strokes. The ruling opens Pinochet to investigation and prosecution for embezzling millions of dollars in public funds said to...

2006-08-18 12:53:49

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Chile's Supreme Court stripped former dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution on Friday to face charges in a $27 million tax fraud case, court sources said. Pinochet, 90, has avoided being processed in a handful of human rights cases because of his health problems, which include mild dementia caused by frequent mini-strokes.

2006-04-04 05:46:36

By Nick Tattersall FREETOWN (Reuters) - Former Liberian leader Charles Taylor is hunting for lawyers to defend him after pleading not guilty to war crimes at a U.N.-backed court in Sierra Leone, his advisors say. Africa's most feared warlord pleaded innocent on Monday to 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role backing rebels who raped and mutilated civilians and recruited child soldiers during Sierra Leone's 1991-2002 civil war. From his heavily-guarded...

2006-01-11 12:24:46

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A court upheld bail for former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet on Wednesday after seven weeks of house arrest in one human rights case, but stripped him of immunity from prosecution in another. A three-judge panel of the Santiago Appeals Court affirmed an earlier ruling by Judge Victor Montiglio, who said Pinochet should be released from house arrest, and set bail at $19,000. Montiglio is investigating and prosecuting the case known as Operation Colombo,...

2005-12-07 10:39:40

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A Chilean court stripped ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet of immunity from prosecution on Wednesday so that he can face new human rights charges in 29 cases of people who disappeared during his 17-year rule and are presumed dead. The cases are part of Operation Colombo, which involved the disappearance of 119 members of an armed revolutionary group in the mid 1970s. Their bodies have never been found. Pinochet, 90, has been under house arrest since late...

2005-11-24 15:25:22

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - One day before his 90th birthday, former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was under house arrest on Thursday and facing tax fraud and human rights charges in his toughest legal situation yet. On Wednesday, Pinochet was placed under house arrest and charged with tax fraud, forging passports and documents, and incomplete reporting of his assets in a case involving an estimated $27 million hid in foreign bank accounts. Pinochet was about to...

2005-11-24 13:21:58

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was indicted on Thursday for the second time in two days, this time for three disappearances that are a part of a 1974 human rights case. The formal charges were for the crime of "permanent kidnappings," which in Chile's legal system refers to people who were arrested by state forces and are presumed dead but whose bodies have never been found. Judge Victor Montiglio, who is also the prosecutor in the case, issued...

2005-11-23 09:54:49

By Fiona Ortiz SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was charged on Wednesday with tax fraud, passport forgery and other crimes related to an estimated $27 million stashed in secret bank accounts under false names. Judge Carlos Cerda, who is also the prosecutor on the case, issued the indictment and put Pinochet under house arrest pending trial, court officials said. Pinochet, who will turn 90 on Friday, has been indicted in two human rights cases in...


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