Friday, April 18, 2008
More Trouble For Pinochet-Era Commanders
Five retired Chilean admirals were indicted April 18 over the death of dissidents, including a British-Chilean priest, following the September 1973 coup. The indictments, handed down by a judge, came one day after the former head of Pinochet's secret police was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the disappearance of a leftist activist. Retired Gen. Manuel Contreras is already serving time for abuses.