Tuesday, June 21, 2005

We've Seen That Movie Too

The former Chilean military ruler, General Augusto Pinochet, is recovering in hospital after fainting over breakfast, doctors say.

They said the 89-year-old was "stable" and would remain in Santiago's military hospital for observation.

Gen Pinochet's family said earlier he had suffered a stroke, but it is not clear how serious the problem was.

The Chilean's Appeal Court was to begin considering on Wednesday whether to strip him of his legal immunity.

If this happens, he could be prosecuted over a secret operation in which more than 100 left-wing activists disappeared.

... Gen Pinochet's opponents have previously questioned the timing of his bouts of ill-health, saying they usually coincide with imminent court appearances. [Synaptic Sync emphasis]
Remind you of anyone? I'm sure ol' Augusto's hoping he can beat it too.