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Magda Hassan
12-29-2012, 07:31 AM
Looking forward to how the USA handles the extradition request from Chile. The guy who pulled the trigger is safely living there. The men who organised it and others complicit in it are in Chile. Googlish translation follows



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39 Years After: Justice identifies and prosecutes Murderers of Victor Jara (http://www.diarioreddigital.cl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10604:39-anos-despues-justicia-identifica-y-encausa-a-los-asesinos-de-victor-jara-&catid=41:derechos-humanos&Itemid=56)

A 39-year murder of singer Victor Jara, Justice identified his alleged perpetrators of his death. The indictment identified the former army officers, Pedro and Hugo Sánchez Barrientos Marmonti Nune, as perpetrators of homicide, and Roberto Souper Onfray, Raul Jofre González, Edwin Dimter Bianchi, Nelson Luis Bethke Hasse Mazzei and Wulf, as accomplices homicide. The minister visited the Court of Appeals of Santiago, Miguel Vazquez, ordered the arrest of the accused Barrientos international Nunez, who is in the United States, and the income of the other defendants to Military Police Battalion No. 1.


The visiting Minister Miguel Vasquez determined process and detain seven former military as perpetrators and accomplices of the murder of singer Victor Jara, after the military coup in 1973. Their resolution states that Victor Jara was arrested and taken to the National Stadium where, to be recognized by the military, was separated from other prisoners and taken to other agencies where he was tortured.

It also identifies the author matrial. That would be Pedro Barrientos Nuñez, who is also known as 'The Prince' was tried for murder. Barrientos live in America so it issued an international arrest warrant against him. The Army officer who shot would be a singer.

It also appears in the resolution as an author of murder in uniform former Marmonti Hugo Sánchez.

The opinion prosecutes the following persons as accomplices to murder:

Roberto Souper Onfray, Raul Jofre González, Edwin Dimter Bianchi, Nelson Hasse Mazzei, Luis Bethke WulfJ

According slogan Minister Vasquez, between 13 and 16 September 1973 were developed into the then interrogation Estadio Chile, without them obey previous judicial or administrative proceedings, some of which were carried out by staff of the second military prosecution of the time, including Victor Jara was questioned.

On 16 September, the transferring of all detainees, except Jara, who was referred to the underground place being killed with 44 bullets, according to the autopsy report states, and then his body dumped near the Metropolitan Cemetery.

Plaintiff attorney: "We are satisfied with what has been achieved"


Your assessment for processing and identification made justice the perpetrators and accomplices of the murder of Victor Jara, the lawyer stated the case, Nelson Caucoto, and the Association of Victims of Political Executions. The lawyer said that the main accused, Pedro Barrientos Nunez, after the international arrest warrant, should be extradited from the United States.

After visiting Minister Miguel Vasquez announced on Friday the prosecution of eight former military for the murder of singer Victor Jara, the prosecuting attorney in the case, Nelson Caucoto, welcomed the decision of the Court, which also gave with the perpetrator of the fact, Pedro Nunez Barrientos.

"As plaintiffs in this lawsuit are quite satisfied with what has been achieved," said Caucoto, who noted that this resolution not only dictate the international arrest warrant against Barrientos, who resides in the U.S., but that this "will to become later in the extradition request. "

The lawyer also said "it is singular that appear all the officers who came from 'tanquetazo' armored regiment No. 2 incorporated in this indictment," referring to the identity of the eight defendants.

Moreover, the Minister Miguel Vasquez also referred to the prosecution, explaining that one of the main difficulties of the process was the compilation of data and lack of cooperation, because "from the beginning there have been various research areas."

However, the judge said, finally, "after meeting many records there is a time when one must stop such research or try to move dictating this resolution."

Also, the Association of Victims of Political Executions, welcomed the news, saying that the lawsuit "comes to finding what you always said by the family of Victor Jara and human rights organizations: he was killed by soldiers who were captured in the Estadio Chile ".

"Victor Jara, like all victims of state terrorism, died with his head held high and with the dignity of a human being who gave their best for their class brothers and sisters. This is so obvious that even today, with increasing clarity, memory lights the way for new generations that are mobilized, "the Grouping on the artist.

Meanwhile, the artist's family-his wife and daughters, Joan Jara, reported not concern the decision of Justice if not until after New Year celebrations, asking for respect for the memory of Victor Jara.

Within eight former soldiers who were indicted for the murder of Victor Jara, occurred on September 16, 1976, are Hugo Sanchez and Pedro Barrientos Marmonti Nuñez indicted for murder and Roberto Souper Onfray, Raul Jofre González, Edwin Dimter Bianchi , Nelson Luis Bethke Hasse Mazzei Wulf and Jorge Eduardo Gumucio Smith, accused of being accomplices to murder. They were joined after a correction to the original resolution.

The judge ordered the arrest Barrientos Nuñez International - known as The Prince - who is currently residing in the United States and the income of the rest of the defendants to Military Police Battalion No. 1.

During its investigation, the judge was able to establish that the September 11, 1973 was carried out massive arrests of teachers, students and staff at the Technical University of Usach-current state, where he was apprehended Victor Jara.

Posteriomente, then they were transferred to the Estadio Chile, where Jara "was recognized by military personnel installed inside the Estadio Chile, being separated from the rest of the prisoners to be taken to other units located in the dressing rooms, interview rooms occupied as and constraints, which were permanently physically assaulted by several officers. "

"The September 16, 1973, we proceeded to the transfer of all detainees Chile Stadium, with the exception of Victor Jara and Littre Quiroga Carvajal, at which time they killed the artist, a fact that was the result of at least 44 bullet wounds, as specified in the respective autopsy report. His body, along with those of three others, was found by villagers in the days after, near the Metropolitan Cemetery, in a vacant lot near the railway line, with obvious signs of having been beaten in the body and detailed bullet wounds in the autopsy report, "concludes the report.

Processing Valoran murderers of Victor Jara

human rights lawyer and MP for the third district Hugo Gutierrez welcomed the opinion of the Minister Miguel Vásquez visit that determined the eight former military processing for the crime of Victor Jara, occurred September 16, 1973.Gutierrez criticized all those from the various levels of government "did everything to clear up this murder and advance for truth and justice." Deputy Commissioner of Human Rights of the House and a lawyer, welcomed the news this process and stressed that the citizens' campaign "Justice for Victor Jara" has permeated society and now allows "that we are facing significant advances that lead us to discover the truth about this brutal murder." yes Hugo Gutierrez lamented that have taken almost four decades to finally have names of those responsible for this crime and criticized the attitude of various governments who "did not do anything to achieve truth and justice, it was finally the stubbornness of Rights organizations Human's own Victor widow, Joan, and a group of lawyers who get this tremendous achievement and it will be seen behind bars murderers and that effort is that we must recognize. " parliamentarian said that to date "is just what has been contributed from successive governments and those in power to end impunity, that is why we must keep fighting for processing also those from the hierarchy and power structures gave the orders that murders like this is made ​​under the dictatorship. " Gutierrez emphasized that "nothing and nobody is forgotten, and as the case of Victor Jara, many other of my colleagues and fellow party were killed and who does not know his whereabouts and we must take as a moral duty to continue pressing for all those who have the information delivered and we can clarify what happened to them. "Finally, the deputy insisted that the eight former soldiers to be processed " can not enjoy any benefit or royalties prison as criminals is received and condemnation from national and international public. "







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Magda Hassan
01-01-2013, 12:42 AM
Eight Are Charged With Chilean Singer’s 1973 Murder After Military CoupBy PASCALE BONNEFOYPublished: December 28, 2012
Enlarge This ImageSANTIAGO, Chile — Eight retired army officers were charged on Friday with the murder of a popular songwriter and theater director, Víctor Jara, who was tortured and killed days after the 1973 military coup in a stadium that had been turned into a detention center.

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Victor Jara Foundation, via ReutersVíctor Jara, a folk singer, songwriter and theater director, was 40 when he died.





Judge Miguel Vásquez charged two of the former officers, Pedro Barrientos and Hugo Sánchez, with committing the murder and six others as accomplices. Mr. Sánchez, a lieutenant colonel, was second in command at the stadium. Mr. Barrientos, a lieutenant from a Tejas Verdes army unit, currently lives in Deltona, a city southwest of Daytona Beach, Fla., and was interrogated by the F.B.I. earlier this year at the request of a Chilean court. Attempts to reach Mr. Barrientos for comment were unsuccessful; his two listed telephone numbers had been disconnected.
Judge Vásquez issued an international arrest warrant against Mr. Barrientos through Interpol Santiago and ordered the arrest of the other seven, who were in Chile. Those charged as accomplices are Roberto Souper, Raúl Jofré, Edwin Dimter, Nelson Hasse, Luis Bethke and Jorge Smith.
Víctor Jara, then 40, was a member of the Communist Party and a leading folk singer in the late 1960s and early ’70s. A day after the American-supported Sept. 11 coup that ousted the socialist president, Salvador Allende, Mr. Jara was arrested by the military at the Santiago Technical University, where he was a professor and researcher, along with hundreds of students, teachers and staff members.
The detainees were bused to Chile Stadium, since then renamed Víctor Jara Stadium, and held in the bleachers for days with thousands of other prisoners, in the custody of army units brought in from various parts of the country.
Judge Vásquez established that Mr. Jara was recognized by military officers, separated from the rest of the detainees and taken to the basement dressing rooms, which were being used to question prisoners. There, he was interrogated, beaten and tortured by several officers, according to the court.
On Sept. 16, 1973, when the stadium was evacuated and the prisoners transferred to the larger, open-air National Stadium in the capital, Víctor Jara and a former prison service director, Littré Quiroga, who was also detained there, were taken to the basement and killed. The bodies of both men and three other victims were later found dumped near a railroad track outside a cemetery; one of the victims remains unidentified. According to the autopsy report, Mr. Jara was badly beaten and was shot 44 times.
Mr. Jara’s widow, Joan Turner, a British dancer and a resident of Santiago, was unavailable for comment.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/29/world/americas/eight-charged-with-victor-jaras-1973-murder-in-chile.html?_r=1&

Peter Lemkin
01-01-2013, 07:23 AM
40 years to even BEGIN to get some justice for Jara! My guess is the USA will deny extradition, lest they be exposed as behind the coup and installing Pinochet and Chilean fascism as a client state of the USA. [Open secret, but not known by the average American know-nothing]. The USA harbors lots of terrorists.

R.K. Locke
04-18-2015, 08:47 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2015/04/17/florida-reopens-trial-in-slaying-of-chilean-folk-singer-who-opposed-u-s-backed-dictatorship/


Federal judge allows lawsuit to proceed in slaying of Chilean folk singer killed after 1973 coup


By Nick Miroff April 17 at 3:19 PM 


A woman in Santiago waves a flag with a portrait of Chile's slain folk singer Victor Jara in 2009. Florida is set to reopen a trial in Jara's 1973 slaying. (AP)

One of Latin America's darkest Cold War-era crimes is being reopened in Florida, where a U.S. judge has allowed a lawsuit to go forward against a former Chilean officer accused of torturing and murdering folk singer Victor Jara in 1973.

Jara's grisly death in the days following Gen. Augusto Pinochet's U.S.-backed coup d'etat remains an open wound in Chile. The killing became an early symbol of the cruelty of Pinochet's 17-year military rule, in which some 3,000 Chileans were slain or forcefully disappeared.

Scores of murder and torture cases from the Pinochet era remain under investigation, including Jara's. In 2012, several former soldiers implicated in Jara's murder named an ex-lieutenant, Pedro Barrientos, as the commanding officer and triggerman.

Barrientos has been living quietly in central Florida since 1989, according to local media accounts, and had obtained U.S. citizenship.

In January, Chile's Supreme Court approved a judge's request for Barrientos's extradition, and a federal judge in Orlando ruled this week that a separate civil suit against Barrientos filed by Jara's widow, Joan Jara, can proceed.


Jara's burial took place in 2009, 36 years after he was beaten and shot by soldiers in a stadium. (AP)

At the time of the 1973 coup, Victor Jara was a well-known songwriter, theater director and supporter of then-president Salvador Allende, a socialist.

Soldiers occupied the university where Jara worked and rounded up students, professors and other suspected leftist sympathizers, herding them into a soccer field called Chile Stadium.

Jara became one of many who vanished into the underground locker rooms that military officers converted into torture chambers. His body was discovered a few days later near a cemetery on the outskirts of Santiago de Chile. He had been shot 44 times, and his guitar-strumming hands were crushed, apparently by rifle butts.

Jara scrawled out a poem just before his death, which was later passed along to his wife by a survivor. "How hard it is to sing when I must sing of horror," he wrote. "Horror which I am living, horror of which I am dying."

The singer's body was exhumed in 2009 and reburied in a ceremony attended by thousands. Chile Stadium has been renamed Victor Jara stadium in his honor. His image appears on murals and college campus all over Chile and in other parts of Latin America as well.


But obtaining a conviction for Jara's killers has been elusive, even as the government of president Michele Bachelet goes further than any predecessor to investigate the crimes of the Pinochet era.

It is only in recent years that the cloak of silence has begun to lift from incidents like the 1973 stadium killings, as ex-officers are taken into custody and begin testifying against one another.

The lawsuit against Barrientos was filed by the San Francisco-based Center for Accountability and Justice (CJA) on behalf of British-born Joan Jara and their two daughters.

She said in a 2013 interview that she is not seeking monetary damages, and only wants U.S. courts to hold Barrientos accountable.

Albert Doyle
04-18-2015, 02:47 PM
The Chilean rendition/torture system was obviously the blueprint for Bush's similar system.