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Thousands gather for Pinochet

ROCK AND A HARD PLACE President Michelle Bachelet found herself in a difficult position, criticized on both sides after allowing the former dictator a military send-off


Amnesty International said Pinochet's death underscored the importance of swiftly prosecuting human rights abusers.

"General Pinochet's death should be a wake-up call for the authorities in Chile and governments everywhere, reminding them of the importance of speedy justice for human rights crimes, something Pinochet himself has now escaped," the human rights group said.

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