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Appeals court voids convictions of Chilean secret police agents

A Chilean appeals court surprised observers Wednesday by throwing out the convictions of top officials of the 1973-1990 military regime for the abduction and torture of a journalist. Citing a 1978 amnesty that many here had come to see as a dead letter, a three-judge panel of the Santiago Appeals Court overturned verdicts handed down against the former head of the DINA secret police, Gen. Manuel Contreras, his deputy and four other erstwhile agents of what was the chief arm of repression under the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. Full Story

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