Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet has been officially placed under house arrest, a day after the Supreme Court upheld his indictment on murder and kidnapping charges.
Court officials say the arrest order was delivered to General Pinochet's home near the capital, Santiago, Wednesday. The 89-year-old retired general has been at his home recovering from a stroke he suffered in late December.
The ex-dictator was indicted last month on one count of murder and nine counts of kidnapping. The charges stem from "Operation Condor," a plan implemented in the 1970s by Latin American military leaders to repress political opposition.
More than 3,000 people were killed in Chile for political reasons during General Pinochet's 17-year rule from 1973 to 1990.Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.