Saturday, June 3, 2017

Chile judge sentences 106 intelligence agents for kidnappings

A judge in Chile sentenced 106 former intelligence agents for their role in the kidnapping and murder of 16 leftist activists during the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship.

Sentences for the former agents ranged from 541 days to 20 years in prison. Judge Hernan Cristoso handed down the 714-page ruling on Friday night.

The convictions focused on the 16 leftists who were arrested and sent to torture centers in Santiago between June 1974 and January 1975 and never seen alive again.

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