He was a murderer. He was a dictator. He was corupt. He used torture and widespread human rights abuse.@Dayton Lavon Kitchens i should say i agree. Around 3000 deaths were confirmed after investigations the number includes the deaths which were result of fighting during the military coup. Majority was killed in the first phase. Many were also exlied or imprisoned and tortured. Leftists tried to attribute 30.000 or even more deaths to Pinochet. In communist purges thousands of people were often killed in one day.