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UK home secretary faces new problems over Pinochet

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 26 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:532
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    The UK home secretary, Jack Straw, has been urged by Switzerland not to block the extradition of the former Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet, claiming that the state of a person's health is no bar to extradition under international treaties.

    Spain, Belgium, and France, which have also applied to have him extradited, were expected to make their representations as the BMJ …

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