Friday, 16 May 2008

Chile: Former Colonel Charged with Jara Murder

Retired army colonel Mario Manriquez has been charged with the killing of renowned Chilean folk singer Victor Jara, 'an international symbol of resistance to the Pinochet government'. Jara was tortured and killed after the military coup in 1973. No one else was charged with involvement in the crime after Judge Juan Fuentes concluded that Manriquez was 'responsible'.

Retired Chilean officer charged in singer's death (Yahoo)

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