Further moves against Pinochet


Brussels - A Belgian judge yesterday declared admissible several lawsuits filed against the former Chilean military dictator, Gen Augusto Pinochet, to have him tried for crimes during his rule, Belgian media said.

The suits lodged by six Chilean-born Belgian residents seek to increase pressure on Britain, which arrested Gen Pinochet at a London hospital on October 16th on a warrant from a Spanish judge.

Lawyers in Britain, Italy, France, Sweden and Luxembourg are also pursuing cases against him.