In Chile, 33 agent of Pinochet convicted of kidnapping fighters against dictatorship

Supporters of the socialists in Chile remember the victims of the Pinochet dictatorship, and are demanding justice

In Chile, 33 the former agent of the National centre for information (NCI) and employees of the intelligence battalion of the armed forces sentenced to imprisonment for a term of three to 15 years for the kidnapping of opposition during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. This is reported TASS with reference to the court.

The defendants were found guilty of kidnapping, aggravated members of the leftist group “Patriotic front Manuel Rodriguez” (PFMR) committed in 1986 assassination attempt on Pinochet.

Julian Singing of Maltese, Alejandro Pinochet arenas, Manuel Sepulveda Sanchez, Gonzalo Fuenzalida Navarrete and Julio muñoz otárola, the in 1987, was detained by agents of ntsi used by Pinochet to prosecute their political opponents. After questioning the opposition tied up and thrown into the sea.

For 15 years got retired major Alvaro Corbalan Castilla and former division General Hugo Salas the Notes. They are already serving sentences for other crimes of the dictatorship. To 10 years in prison was sentenced 21 former agent, to five years nine. Another defendant received three years as a partner.

On 11 September 1973, Chile was the military coup which deposed the socialist President Allende. He himself during the storming of the presidential Palace were killed, members of his Cabinet, many civil servants and left-wing political activists were arrested, executed or fled the country. Pinochet, who came to power in a coup, ruled the country until 1990. According to official data, during the period of dictatorship from 1973 to 1990, was executed on political grounds or disappeared 3225 people. More than 37 thousand were tortured.