Former Chilean dictator and U.S. government ally Augusto Pinochet was stripped of immunity from prosecution last week in 59 cases of torture and kidnapping.
The Supreme Court must uphold the decision before the ex-dictator can be tried.
Pinochet’s wife and four grown children were also indicted and ordered arrested Monday on charges of tax evasion.
Lucia Pinochet, his oldest daughter, was detained in Washington on Wednesday based on an international arrest warrant.
Yet despite these recent developments, many Chileans still doubt that justice will ever be fully served for the crimes against humanity that Pinochet and his allies were responsible for.