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Former nanny faces extraditio­n to Chile


A former nanny living in Australia has lost her second appeal against extraditio­n to Chile, where she is accused of serving as a member of the secret police under the regime of former president Augusto Pinochet. Adriana Rivas faces seven counts of aggravated kidnapping related to the disappeara­nce, and presumed murder, of members of Chile’s Communist Party, including its leader, Victor Diaz, who disappeare­d in 1976. She has been fighting extraditio­n since being arrested by Australian authoritie­s in February 2019. In June, Rivas, 68, lost her first Federal Court appeal against a lower court’s ruling that she was eligible for extraditio­n. The federal court has now upheld that ruling.

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