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Chilean military who works at the Pentagon, accused of torturing prisoners
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Source: EFE News

Chilean military who works at the Pentagon, accused of torturing prisoners
EFE News
Jorge Escalante

Santiago de Chile, Dec 13 (EFE) .- A retired Chilean army brigadier, who joined the secret police of dictator Augusto Pinochet and since 2001 he worked in Washington, assigned to the Pentagon, has been charged in Chile have been a torturer who forced his victims to commit sexual aberrations. This was stated today to Efe trial involving former brigadier Jaime Garca Covarrubias, who works as a professor of National Security Affairs at the Center for Hemispheric Defense for the United States.

In the process, ex-prisoners and ex-soldiers who were his subordinates accused Garca Covarrubias had acted with "cruel and inhuman treatment" of detainees and soldiers of the regiment's own "Tucapel" in the southern city of Temuco.

Garca Covarrubias, who in late 1974 became instructor of agents in interrogation techniques and repression in recent years of military rule joined the narrow circle of Pinochet on charges of two ministries, is listed as "defendant" in the process which is instructed in Temuco for crimes against humanity.

Last September, Garcia had to travel to Chile in order of Justice for questioning and subjected to face to face with former prisoners and military. During the proceeding, Herman Carrasco former detainee accused him of torturing him with other prisoners. "The officer Jaime Garca Covarrubias started to beat us naked and forced to perform acts sodomitical, without success," said Carrasco. Garcia denied the accusation.

{Google translation of the newspaper article published in Spain.)

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This story was broken by DU'er rabs in the Latin America forum. It has NOT been published anywhere in English, appearing on the internetS, of course. It absolutely should be completely available to conscientious US Americans. See rabs comments at the

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