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French court sentences Pinochet's former officials

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Relatives of the four French nationals who disappeared during Chile's "dirty war"
Relatives of the four French nationals who disappeared during Chile's "dirty war" REUTERS/Charles Platiau

A French court has handed out sentences of fifteen years to life in jail to allies of dictator Augusto Pinochet. The men, who were absent at the trial, are believed to have played a role disappearance of four French nationals during Chile's "dirty war" in the 1970s.