Gen. Augusto Pinochet Ugarte under house arrest in England 2001 with his granddaughter.
On the night of October 16, 1998, London police arrested Gen. Pinochet. They were acting on a Spanish warrant charging the former dictator with human rights crimes committed in Chile during his seventeen-year rule.
Released on health grounds he was subsequently rearrested in Chile. The charges against Pinochet include the abduction, torture, disappearance, and execution of thousands of political opponents. The crimes for which Pinochet is closest to indictment include his command responsibility for a military task force, popularly known as the 'Caravan of Death,' which removed scores of prisoners from jail and executed them one month after the 1973 military coup