Sunday, 30 December 2012

Chile: Ex-army officers charged with Jara's death

Almost 40 years after his death shortly after the 1973 coup, Chilean singer Victor Jara could finally receive justice.

A judge has ordered the arrest of eight former army officers in connection with the murder, in which Jara was shot 44 times. One of the accused, Pedro Barrientos Nunez, lives in the US and is now likely to face extradition proceedings.

Jara's case is emblematic in Chile and will give hope to other families still seeking redress for their loved ones.

Chile: Ex-army officers implicated in Victor Jara death (BBC)
Eight Are Charged With Chilean Singer’s 1973 Murder After Military Coup (NY Times)
Abogado querellante en caso Víctor Jara asegura que todo lo logrado en la investigación "ha sido obra de los jueces" (La Tercera)

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