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Doctors Check Pinochet for Trial Fitness

Gen. Augusto Pinochet underwent lengthy court-ordered psychiatric and neurological tests Thursday to determine whether he is fit to stand trial for the disappearance of 25 leftist dissidents during his 1973-90 dictatorship. Court officials said blood samples were also taken from the 88-year-old former ruler to determine whether his medications influence his mental condition or behavior. Three doctors and two nurses were at Pinochet’s suburban Santiago mansion for more than two hours. Reporters and some 15 pro-Pinochet demonstrators were kept about 70 yards away from the entrance to the residence. Full Story

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