Chile

24 Ex-Agents of Pinochet Dictatorship Convicted in Chile

  • Victims of the Pinochet dictatorship displayed on a wall.
Victims of the Pinochet dictatorship displayed on a wall. | Photo: EFE

Convictions against participants in Operation Colombo were based on the ex-operatives’ role in cases of kidnapping and torture.

Another 24 former agents of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship have been sentenced by the Court of Appeal of Santiago in Chile after being proven guilty in two criminal cases.

Convictions against participants in Operation Colombo, an intelligence operation intended to cover up Pinochet’s crimes, were based on the disappearance of an opponent and the kidnapping and torture of another, who survived.

The court sentenced General Raul Iturriaga Neumann along with Brigadiers Miguel Krassnoff Martchenko and Pedro Espinoza Bravo to imprisonment for seven years. Both are currently serving time in prison due to long-term convictions.

For their role in the crimes, Manuel Carevic, Gerardo Godoy, Ricardo Lawrence, Palmira Almuna, Francisco Ferrer, Fernando Lauriani and Rolf Wenderoth were each sentenced to five years in jail.

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