From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
Torture trial for retired colonels
Wednesday 18 July 2012
His daughter Michelle was imprisoned herself but went on to become Chile’s first woman president in 2006 and now runs the United Nations women’s agency.
Judge Mario Carroza said last month that a forensic study had determined that the elder Bachelet probably died of heart problems caused by torture.
Retired colonels Ramon Caceres Jorquera and Edgar Benjamin Cevallos Jones were formally charged on Tuesday with torture that led to the 51-year-old general’s death.
Her husband had remained loyal to Chilean President Salvador Allende to the end, refusing to endorse the 1973 coup even after President Allende committed suicide while making his last stand in the bombed-out presidential palace.
“They broke me from the inside,” the general wrote.
“At one point they had morally torn me apart. I never thought to hate anyone, I always thought that the human being is the most marvellous of this creation and should be respected as such, but I found myself confronted with air force comrades whom I’ve known for 20 years … who treated me like a dog.”
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- Widow of murdered Chilean folk singer asks for U.S. extradition (enterprisenews.com)
- No Movie Review 2 (shockya.com)
- CIA Drug Money Plot to Overthrow Ecuador’s President Correa (leaksource.wordpress.com)
- Former Chilean military officials held in singer’s 1973 slaying (updatednews.ca)
- Indigenous Chileans Continue To Oppose Pinochet-Era Highway Project (eurasiareview.com)
- Chile arrests over singer’s death (bbc.co.uk)