Democracy Now! October 29, 1998

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Democracy Now! October 29, 1998
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Pinochet Ruling; South Africa Truth Commission; Human Rights in Colombia-Pastrana-Clinton Meeting

(14 Minutes) Pinochet Ruling As London's High Court rules that former chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has diplomatic immunity, a look at how he and other former heads of state could get away with murder. GUEST:Michael Ratner, from the Center for Constitutional Rights (19 Miutes) South Africa Truth Commission As the SA Truth Commission sets out today to release its laong-awaited report on human rights violations during the apartheid era, a flurry of last-minutes legal appeals by former SA President F.W. DeClerk have succeeded in removing key sections of the report until he has had a chance to review the allegations. the truth commission reluctantly agreed yesterday to cut portions on DeKlerk from the document that implicated the former SA President in human rights violations committed under his rule. In response, the African National Congress (ANC) also launched an urgent legal action late yesterday to black danming allegations against it make in the report. GUEST: Helen Suzman, former Meber of Parliament for the Democratic Party and anti-apartheid activist for 36 years. GUEST: Janet Cherry, researcher for the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission and former political prisoner. (17 Minutes) Human Rights in Colobia-Pastrana-Clinton Meeting President Clinton met yesterday with Colombia's new conservative president, Andres Pastrana. Agenda: Colombia's drug trade, and the Colombian peace process.GUEST: Robin Kirk, Researcher on Colombia for Human Rights Watch.

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October 29, 1998
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October 29, 1998
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WPFW; Julie Drizin, Amy Goodman; October 29, 1998
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