CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1999 |
When Francisco Letelier came to Washington, he thought his family was finally safe from the soldiers who ousted Chile's democratic government and held his father at a bleak island prison. That assurance vanished in 1976, when he was pulled out of high school to find that his father, Chilean pro-democracy exile leader Orlando Letelier, was killed a mile from the White House by a car bomb. An American colleague, Ronni Moffitt, died with him.
September 28, 1999 |
After nearly a year of legal battles and house arrest for Gen. Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean dictator's extradition hearing began here Monday with an attorney for Spain charging that the case presented "some of the most serious allegations of crime ever to come before English criminal courts."
February 1, 2000 |
A British court Monday rejected last-ditch attempts by six human rights groups and the Belgian government to block the release of former dictator Augusto Pinochet, removing one of the last legal obstacles to his return to Chile. A London High Court judge denied both petitions for a judicial review of the British government's proposal to free the 84-year-old Pinochet on humanitarian grounds. Home Secretary Jack Straw announced Jan.
January 6, 2000 |
Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet underwent an independent medical examination to determine his fitness to stand trial in Spain on charges of human rights abuses. Pinochet, 84, spent nearly seven hours at Northwick Park Hospital in Harrow, north of London, and left without comment. "The full results will not be known for two to three days," a hospital spokesman said. Pinochet's supporters have long said his health is too poor to withstand the rigors of a trial.
July 4, 1992 |
Nike Loses Court Battle: The U.S. sportswear company lost a court battle over use of its emblem in Spain, and the decision bars its sponsored athletes from wearing the logo at the Olympic Games, the Financial Times in London reported. The paper said Spain's constitutional court ruled Nike cannot advertise its clothes in Spain and that its sponsored athletes may not wear the Nike logo. The case was brought by two Spaniards who say they had the Nike name and an emblem similar to that of the U.S.
December 14, 1993 |
Nike Triumphs in Trademark Dispute: A Spanish court ruled in favor of the athletic apparel maker in a dispute it had with a lawyer who claimed he owned the Nike name. The ruling lifts an injunction that had prevented Beaverton, Ore.-based Nike Inc. from selling its apparel in Spain since March, 1991.