Chile: Pinochet-era general sentenced

On Oct. 15 the Chilean Supreme Court sentenced the 88-year-old retired general Sergio Arellano Stark to six years in prison for the killing of four people shortly after a Sept. 11, 1973 coup that brought the late dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet to power. Another retired officer, Carlos Romero Munoz, also received a six-year sentence in the same case; three others were sentenced to four years. The victims—Teofilo Segundo Arce Toloza, Jose Esteban Sepulveda Baeza, Segundo Abelardo Sandoval Gomez and Leopoldo Mauricio Gonzalez Norambuena–were killed at the San Javier military facility on Oct. 2, 1973. (La Jornada, Oct. 16)

From Weekly News Update on the Americas, Oct. 21

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