Former Chilean Military Officers Charged in 1973 Murder of Singer Víctor Jara


Almudena Bernabeu of 9 Bedford Row International gets a special mention for her work in bring accountability to the family of Victor Jara during General Augusto Pinochet’s rule.

Jara, a political activist, was dragged down to the basement of an indoor stadium during Chile’s 1973 coup and was shot more than 40 times

Published in the Guardian by  in Santiago and  Latin America correspondent on 23 July 2015.

Forty-two years after the Chilean military murdered the poet and musician Víctor Jara, ten of the alleged perpetrators have finally been called to face justice after a judge announced charges against a group of former officers.

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