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Important week in Chile for cases of dictatorship crimes

Santiago de Chile, Jul 17 (Prensa Latina) The Supreme Court of Justice of Chile begins today the hearing of emblematic trials on crimes committed during the military dictatorship, among them those linked to the Condor Plan and the murder of Victor Jara.

The trials will begin on Monday, when the second chamber of the Court will analyze the cassation appeals filed in the so-called Operation Condor case, which investigates the kidnapping and murder of at least 12 people.

Numerous leftist leaders were executed as part of the coordination of the intelligence services of the dictatorships and governments of Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia, under the direction and financing of the United States.

The trial in question deals with the disappearance of several leaders and militants of the communist parties of Chile and Argentina, perpetrated in 1977.

The events occurred 43 years ago and the trial against a group of agents of the National Intelligence Directorate, Augusto Pinochet’s secret police, began in 2000 without a definitive sentence.

In addition, on Tuesday 18, it will be the turn, in the same courtroom, for the case that investigates the murder of singer-songwriter Victor Jara, who was arrested on September 12, 1973, and suffered brutal torture for four days in Chile Stadium before being killed with 44 shots.

On Thursday, the same court will review the investigation of the kidnapping and disappearance of four members of the clandestine leadership of the Chilean Socialist Party, carried out between 1974 and 1975.

Finally, on Friday, July 21, the so-called “La Moneda-Intendencia” case will be heard, concerning the arrest and murder of 11 members of the “Group of Friends of the President”, intercepted by the police when they went to protect President Salvador Allende.

This group of young men were guarding the President’s residence and were sent to reinforce the defense of La Moneda when the coup was underway, but they were detained by trickery in one of the corners of the Palace and then executed.


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