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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:05 PM

Senior Pinochet aide to face civil suit over Chile Stadium killings in Florida court

Source: Independent

Senior Pinochet aide to face civil suit over Chile Stadium killings in Florida court


Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez folk is accusd of the torture and murder of the folk and activist Victor Jara in 1973

Andrew Buncombe Orlando |
@AndrewBuncombe |
4 hours ago|

It has been more than 40 years since Joan Jara watched as her husband left their home - never to see him alive again.
The Chilean folk singer and activist Victor Jara was one of thousands who were killed in the coup that was launched by General Augusto Pinochet and his military colleagues.

Now, 43 year on, 88-year-old Mrs Jara, who is British, is hoping she and her daughters are set to see justice for the man who was an inspiration not only to his countrymen but to the likes of Bruce Springsteen, U2, Joan Baez and The Clash. On Monday, Ms Jara and others will start to give evidence against a former senior aide to the dictator who moved to Florida and who has been accused in a civil suit of the torture and murder of the folk singer. The officer, Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez, 67, from Deltona, has denied the allegations.

The Chilean folk singer and activist Victor Jara was one of thousands who were killed in the coup that was launched by General Augusto Pinochet and his military colleagues.

Now, 43 year on, 88-year-old Mrs Jara, who is British, is hoping she and her daughters are set to see justice for the man who was an inspiration not only to his countrymen but to the likes of Bruce Springsteen, U2, Joan Baez and The Clash. On Monday, Ms Jara and others will start to give evidence against a former senior aide to the dictator who moved to Florida and who has been accused in a civil suit of the torture and murder of the folk singer. The officer, Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez, 67, from Deltona, has denied the allegations.



Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/pedro-pablo-barrientos-nu-ez-senior-augusto-pinochet-aide-to-face-civil-suit-in-florida-court-over-a7078246.html



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Reply Senior Pinochet aide to face civil suit over Chile Stadium killings in Florida court (Original post)
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:58 PM

1. I think that this is very hypocritical considering our role in

those years.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:35 PM

2. I agree

and why has it taken so long to bring those responsible to justice.

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Response to jwirr (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 12, 2016, 07:48 PM

3. And the fact that the current administration has done the same in Honduras. n/t

 

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Mon Jun 13, 2016, 05:41 AM

4. Trial of former Chile military officer for murder of Víctor Jara opens in Florida

Trial of former Chile military officer for murder of Víctor Jara opens in Florida

Pedro Pablo Barrientos Núñez accused of torturing and killing folk singer
Jara’s widow, Joan, expected to testify in Orlando federal courtroom

Richard Luscombe in Miami
@richlusc

Monday 13 June 2016 05.00 EDT

A Chilean army officer accused of murdering the popular folk singer and political activist Víctor Jara in the first days of Augusto Pinochet’s 1973 CIA-backed coup d’etat goes on trial in a Florida courtroom on Monday, a landmark moment in his British widow’s four-decades-long fight for justice.

Joan Turner Jara, who is 88, will be one of the key witnesses in the civil case to be heard in Orlando’s federal court against Pedro Pablo Barrientos Núñez, a lieutenant in Chile’s army that toppled the country’s elected socialist president, Salvador Allende, and installed General Pinochet’s brutal 17-year military dictatorship.

Barrientos is alleged to have tortured then shot Jara in the head in September 1973 in a locker room at Santiago’s Chile Stadium, where thousands of perceived subversives, activists and communists were rounded up and detained by Pinochet’s forces. Jara’s mutilated body was later found dumped outside the stadium with 44 bullet wounds.

Almost 3,100 people were killed during the Pinochet regime, according to Chile’s truth and justice commission, including 1,000 “disappeared” whose bodies were never found.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/13/victor-jara-trial-former-chile-military-officer-florida

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