Tuesday, December 12, 2006

For The Record II

10 Dec - Augusto Pinochet died in Santiago's Military Hosptial on this day. The ex-strongman, who evaded years of efforts to bring him to justice in hundreds of cases arising from his 1973-1990 regime, died after suffering a heart attack. Incidentally and ironically, this day also marks the 'International Human Rights Day'.

11 Dec - After three decades of war, polls were finally opened in Indonesia's Aceh province for local elections. The tsunami-ravaged province, after experiencing all human and natural turbulences, is set to take on a more difficult route of heading towards peace. Former separatist rebels of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) are participating for the first time following a Finnish-brokered peace deal in August last year.

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