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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 05:49 AM
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Chilean military who works at the Pentagon, accused of torturing prisoners
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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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 05:58 AM
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In Paris, Pinochets victims seek a kind of justice
PARIS From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 12:00AM EST
Last updated Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 11:07PM EST

Vanessa Fausto Klein was just an infant when her father, Georges, was arrested, tortured and assassinated during the coup that brought Chilean strongman Augusto Pinochet into power in 1973. But the event marked her life, driving her to spend years piecing together the events leading up to her fathers death.

This week in a Paris criminal court, she and the relatives of three other French citizens who were victims of the coup hope to see the culmination of those efforts as 14 of General Pinochets closest collaborators stand trial on charges of kidnapping, torture and barbarous acts.

The 14, including the two former heads of Gen. Pinochets notorious secret service, are being tried in absentia, since Chile and France have no extradition treaty. But Ms. Klein says she hopes the trial will allow her and the other families to finally put the case to rest.

I have lived with this all my life. Whats important is that there is a criminal judgment and a sentence, she said. Without that something remains open in my own story and I cannot anticipate how that will affect me.

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 06:53 AM
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2. He's got Republicon Family Values!" - Republicons
Edited on Tue Dec-14-10 06:54 AM by SpiralHawk
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 08:17 PM
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3. thanks for the post Judi Lynn n/t
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