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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 07:50 AM

Break-in at home of reporter who probed military intelligence activities

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Source: Reporters Without Borders

Break-in at home of reporter who probed military intelligence activities
Published on Sunday 16 December 2012

Reporters Without Borders urges the Chilean authorities to conduct a full and rapid investigation into yesterday’s burglary of the Santiago home of Mauricio Weibel, the correspondent of the German news agency DPA and Reporters Without Borders and president of the South American Press Correspondents Union.

It was no ordinary burglary. Those who broke into Weibel’s home knew what they wanted and found it – Weibel’s laptop containing the files from his investigation into the role played by Chile’s military intelligence agencies during the 1973-1990 military dictatorship.

The files were the basis of a book by Weibel entitled “Illegal association: the dictatorship’s secret archives,” which the Chilean publishing house Ceibo published in October.

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Weibel is the son of José Weibel, a Chilean Communist Party leader who disappeared after being arrested in 1976.


Read more: http://en.rsf.org/chile-break-in-at-home-of-reporter-who-16-12-2012,43799.html



(You may recall the previous re-elected President, Michelle Bachelet, was a tortured prisoner, along with her mother during US-installed (Nixon and Kissinger) butcher and torturing puppet dictator, as was her father, General Alberto Bachelet, who died after being tortured again, in prison, of a heart attack. He was arrested for his loyalty to the ELECTED President Salvador Allende)



Young Michelle Bachelet, and her father, General Alberto Bachelet.

The current President, Sebastián Piñera, was a Pinochet supporter, who "headed the presidential campaign of Hernán Büchi, a former finance minister of the Pinochet government". (Wikipedia)

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 08:55 AM

1. Could this have something to do with the secret laws Pinochet decreed?

I remember reading that there were about 75 secret 'laws' Pinochet made raining from everything to what amounts to copper tithing to mysterious and very large pay raises to very specific offices of the military as well as other things. Only Senators are allowed to see what the laws say, and even then they are watched by the military while reading it and are not allowed to record or write down what the laws decreed, but journalists and muckrakers have recently been using all the tools and wits at their disposal to see what the laws were about.

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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 12:35 PM

2. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, Judi Lynn.

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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:49 AM

3. Locking.

This topic is better suited to the Latin American forum.

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