Princeton University Library Catalog

Pinochet, the politics of torture / Hugh O'Shaughnessy.

Author:
O'Shaughnessy, Hugh [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : New York University Press, 2000.
Description:
1 online resource : illustrations.
Summary note:
"Near midnight on October 16,1998, officers of Scotland Yard entered the London hospital room of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and arrested him on charges of torturing and murdering Spanish citizens. The arrest sent shockwaves around the world, delighting his detractors and the families of his regime's victims, and dismaying his supporters, including Margaret Thatcher. It marked the first time a former head of state had been detained outside his own country on charges of crimes against humanity, and thus signaled a clear warning to former dictators and heads of abusive regimes." From the bookjacket.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-176) and index.
Source of description:
Print version record.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
  • Biography.
  • History.
ISBN:
  • 9781909013384 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1909013382 ((electronic bk.))
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