Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On September 21

On this day in ...
... 1976 (35 years ago today), at Sheridan Circle (on which the American Society of International Law, as well as many embassies, are heaquartered), in Washington, a car bomb detonated, killing 2 of the occupants: Chilean exile Orlando Letelier, who'd served as foreign minister in a socialist government in his country until Gen. Augusto Pinochet staged a coup on September 11, 1973, and American Ronni Moffitt (right), a fundraiser for the D.C.-based Institute for Policy Studies. Over the years Chile and the United States would secure convictions in the case against several men -- albeit not Pinochet himself. (prior IntLawGrrls post)

(Prior September 21 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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