Woman arrested in Sydney over alleged Chilean kidnapping offences
A woman wanted in Chile over kidnapping offences allegedly committed during military dictator Augusto Pinochet's regime is behind bars in Sydney.
Adriana Rivas, who has been living in Australia for 30 years, was arrested by local police on Tuesday "pursuant to a request from the Republic of Chile for her extradition", a spokesman for Attorney-General Christian Porter said in a statement.
"This individual is wanted to face prosecution in the Republic of Chile for aggravated kidnapping offences," he said.
Rivas' matter was mentioned briefly at Central Local Court on Tuesday. Bail was not applied for and it was formally refused.
She is scheduled to appear via audio visual link in the same court on Wednesday.
Evidence has been supplied by a servant allegedly linking Ms Rivas to kidnapping and torture sessions at a location described as the "extermination centre"
Ms Rivas previously said she was innocent of the charges, but defended the use of torture in Chile as necessary.
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