General Augusto Pinochet one of the most controversial figures in the history of Chile, was head of the military junta that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990. On 11 September 1973 Pinochet assumed power and ended Salvador Allende's democratically elected Popular Unity government. Pinochet established a military dictatorship marked by severe human rights violations that ruled Chile until 1990.
María Lucía Hiriart Rodríguez, also known as Lucía Hiriart de Pinochet. Hiriart was born in Antofagasta to Osvaldo Hiriart Corvalán, a lawyer and former Radical Party senator and former Interior Minister of president Juan Antonio Ríos; and Lucía Rodríguez Auda de Hiriart, of French descent.
Inés Lucía Pinochet Hiriart (born December 14, 1943) is the eldest daughter of former Chilean President and Dictator Augusto Pinochet and Lucía Hiriart de Pinochet, both of French descent and the former additionally of Breton descent. Under indictment for tax fraud, Pinochet traveled to the United States in January 2006 where she appealed for political asylum, but was promptly deported back to Argentina, the nation where she had last resided.
Leonard Hubert "Lenny" Hoffmann, Baron Hoffmann, PC is a senior British judge. He served as a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary from 1995 to 2009. Well known for his lively decisions and willingness to break with convention, he has had an especially large impact on shareholder actions in UK company law, in restricting tort liability for public authorities, and human rights. He is also a non-permanent judge of Hong Kong SAR Court of Final Appeal.
General Augusto Pinochet was indicted for human rights violations on 10 October 1998 by Spanish magistrate Baltasar Garzón. He was arrested in London and finally released by the British government in March 2000. Authorized to freely return to his native Chile, he was there first indicted by the judge Juan Guzmán Tapia, and charged of a number of crimes, before dying on 10 December 2006, without having been convicted in any case.
Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte (25 November 1915 – 10 December 2006) was a Chilean army general who was head of state as self-appointed president. Among his titles, he was the Commander-in-Chief of the Chilean army from 1973 to 1998, president of the Government Junta of Chile from 1973 to 1974 and President of the Republic from 1974 until the return of democratic rule in 1990. At the beginning of 1972, he was appointed General Chief of Staff of the Army.