French President of the Criminal Court Herve Stephan, center, opens the trial in absentia of 14 former Chilean officials over the disappearance of four French citizens under the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet in Chile at the French Criminal Court in Paris, France, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. The court convicted 13 of the officials and acquitted one on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Photo by: FRANCOIS MORI

French President of the Criminal Court Herve Stephan, center, opens the trial in absentia of 14 former Chilean officials over the disappearance of four French citizens under the regime of dictator Augusto Pinochet in Chile at the French Criminal Court in Paris, France, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. The court convicted 13 of the officials and acquitted one on Friday, Dec. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)