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Sun Jun 12, 2016, 05:15 PM

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

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


Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuņez 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 Nuņez, 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 Nuņez, 67, from Deltona, has denied the allegations.

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

LBN:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141486375

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