NPR's Gerry Hadden reports from Santiago, Chile that efforts to prosecute former dictator Augusto Pinochet in the disappearances of his political opponents in the 1970's are getting bogged down in the courts. Last week, a judge indicted the aging general on homicide and kidnapping charges. But an appeals tribunal has ordered the judge to justify the indictment. The appeals tribunal will decide later this week whether to confirm or repeal the indictment. The case is expected to end up in Chile's supreme court. Families of the disappeared have been seeking information and retribution for almost 30 years.
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