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In pictures: Pinochet trial reaction
Chilean judge Juan Guzman takes journalists' questions after ruling Augusto Pinochet should stand trial
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Judge Juan Guzman's ruling that General Augusto Pinochet was fit to stand trial on human rights charges followed a long investigation.
Rosa Silva and Viviana Diaz, whose relatives went missing during the regime of Augusto Pinochet, celebrate the ruling
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Relatives of the alleged victims of Chile's former military ruler greeted the decision to indict him with tears of joy.
Viviana Diaz, from Families of the Detained-Disappeared Organization, congratulates Judge Juan Guzman
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Campaigner Viviana Diaz said the move towards a trial on murder and kidnap charges was "a historic decision".
Anti-Pinochet demonstrators in downtown Santiago
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Demonstrators waved banners and chanted anti-Pinochet slogans in the streets of Chile's capital, Santiago.
Demonstrators chant anti-Pinochet slogans in the streets of Santiago
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The mood in Chile appears to be turning against Gen Pinochet, who led the country from 1973 to 1990.
A protester holds up a picture of Chile's former military ruler Gen Augusto Pinochet
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But Gen Pinochet's lawyers say he is being persecuted and are appealing against the decision that he is fit to stand trial.




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