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Pinochet officers charged over car bomb murder

Five senior officers in the Chilean secret police during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship were yesterday charged with plotting the 1974 murder of a dissident army chief in a move hailed as historic by human rights groups. The murder of General Carlos Prats, General Pinochet’s predecessor as army chief, in a car bomb blast that also killed his wife Sofia in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires, was the first assassination allegedly carried out by the dictatorship outside Chilean borders. The Chilean judge Alejandro Solis told reporters he had indicted the retired General Manual Contreras, who was head of the country’s dreaded Dina secret police at the time, his second-in-command, Pedro Espinoza, and three other high-ranking spies for masterminding the double murder. Full Story

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