Chilean military convicted of murder of Victor Jara

Chilean military convicted of murder of Victor Jara

Eight reserve military personnel were sentenced to 15 years and 1 day in prison for killing the singer during the dictatorship in Chile

Singer Victor Jara was assassinated by Pinochet dictatorshipOswaldo Rivas / Reuters / 20.9.2013Eight Chilean reserve soldiers were sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for the assassination of popular singer Victor Jara during the 1973 coup that put the late dictator Augusto Pinochet in power.A judge presented the sentences after a lengthy inquiry into Jara's death 45 years ago on September 16, the Chilean judicial authority said in a statement.See tooChilean judge asks arrest of more than 100 former agents of Pinochet dictatorshipImages of Pinochet's bloody dictatorship still stir ChileansMiguel Vázquez sentenced the eight men to 15 years and one day in prison for the murder of Jara and former prison director Littre Quiroga Carvajal.A ninth suspect was sentenced to five years for his role in covering up the murders.Jara, then 40, was a well-known singer, theatrical director and university professor who sympathized with the socialist government of Salvador Allende, ...


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