Ex-general of Pinochet in house arrest
Gen Pinochet A CHILEAN court has convicted a former army commander-in-chief of complicity in the deaths of 15 people following the 1973 military coup.
General Juan Emilio Cheyre was sentenced to three years and a day under house arrest.
He is the most senior figure to be held accountable for abuses carried out during the regime of General Augusto Pinochet.
The killings were carried out by the notorious “Caravan of Death”, a military unit sent by General Pinochet to remote Chilean areas to hunt down opposition activists.
The incident for which Cheyre was convicted took place in the northern city of La Serena just after the coup in September 1973.