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In pictures: General Augusto Pinochet
Arrest in London

In October 1998, Gen Pinochet travelled to London for back surgery, but while convalescing was arrested after Spain requested his extradition on torture charges. His arrest prompted vocal demonstrations by both supporters and opponents.

A long legal battle ensued, but in March 2000 the case against him was dropped on health grounds, after he suffered two minor strokes.

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