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Chilean judge charges six for ex-president Eduardo Frei Montalva’s murder

Chilean judge charges six for ex-president Eduardo Frei Montalva's murder

SANTIAGO – A Chilean judge has charged six people for the assassination of former President Eduardo Frei Montalva in 1982.

Judge Alejandro Madrid on Friday once again moved to resolve the unresolved murder of former Chilean president Eduardo Frei Montalva, who governed Chile from 1964 to 1970 and was assassinated in 1982.

Madrid charged six people – four doctors, an intelligence agent and Frei’s chauffeur – of carrying out or abetting in the former president’s murder.

Court documents also showed that the assassination had been instigated by Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorial regime, Madrid said.

The judge had originally brought the charges against the same six men in 2009, but the charges were later dismissed.

However, an exhumation of Frei Montalva’s remains last year,…

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