Saturday, August 28th 2010 - 06:46 UTC

Indictments related to the killing of Anglo Chilean priest in 1973 total 33

Chilean Justice indicted on Friday fourteen former members of Carabineros (militarized police and Navy) for the kidnapping and killing of Anglo-Chilean Catholic priest Miguel Woodward.

Anglo-Chilean Catholic priest Miguel Woodward

He was tortured to death in 1973 by agents from General Pinochet’s military dictatorship on board the Navy school vessel, “Esmeralda”.

“It is with great satisfaction that we have been informed of the indictment which is now completed and closes this line of investigation that has been on-going for years”, said Karina Fernández, solicitor from the Ministry of Interior Human Rights Program which acted as plaintiff.

Magistrate Eliana Quezada from Valaparaíso Appeals Court said that “it was a kidnap, a crime related to crimes coordinated from the very organization of the (Chilean) Navy”.

Contrary to other human rights violations case, the homicide of Father Woodward was not executed by a “repressive organism” from the (Chilean) State but rather by an institution such as the Navy.

With this resolution the number of indictments totals 33 in the case of Anglo-Chilean Woodward, who died as consequence of tortures to the hands of Carabineros and Navy agents, a few days after the 11 September 1973 military coup which consolidated a ferocious dictatorship until 1990.

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1 Think (#) Aug 28th, 2010 - 01:49 pm Report abuse
Looking at that picture you can't avoid to clearly visualize what a dangerous criminal this degenerate comunist was......

You cant see it?................
Well.... You are just a stupid civilian.......

Thanks god the Navy could....... They are highly trained to spot and destroy dangerous and powerfull enemies of the Fatherland....
2 Sergio Vega (#) Aug 30th, 2010 - 03:30 pm Report abuse
Well, Ilived on Chile on 1970-73 and I can said how the trully life was on those darks days..... and for your information the wolf disguised as lamb existed in our don´t be confused just for a picture...
As we said can see faces but not hearts!!
And the fact he was a priest is not a fact that he was a good person at all....remember the Middle Age when the same priest burnt the others that thought different to them... Each guy must be evaluated individually and the most probably result with this is that he wasn't a whity little lamb know !!
And our Navy was, is and will be trainned to keep our country free of any kind of enemies, as you must remember for another issues about 30 years ago....(1978 precisely)
And god has nothing to do here, my friend.... This, as all that happens on earth, is related to the human beings......not the mythical beings.
3 Think (#) Aug 30th, 2010 - 06:20 pm Report abuse
Of Course.... Of Course.... My Pinochetist (no)friend.....

Thats why the Chilean Courts (acting on a right wing presidency period) indict 33 beasts from that time.

To gibve them a medal ;-))))
4 Millet (#) Aug 31st, 2010 - 02:44 am Report abuse
Killing a priest is a crime of murder that is the worst of the worst, it is a crime directly against God. SHAME on the Chilean Navy. Even worse, is that the murder was done by torture.
5 Think (#) Aug 31st, 2010 - 07:32 am Report abuse
The Argentinean Navy is as good as the Chilean.....

“Two dangerous infiltrated foreign godless comunists, efectivly ”neutralized“ by our heroic christian naval officers” under valiant combat“.
”Two catholic French Nuns kidnaped, tortured and thrown alive (previous slitting of their bellies to avoid flotation due to decomposition gasses) from an helicopter into the ocean”.
6 Sergio Vega (#) Aug 31st, 2010 - 03:02 pm Report abuse
Sorry, guys, but the priest are the worst of the worst person in the world...
Any other people has more value that those criminals that killed preople because they were smart enough to think as things are and not as priest say the things are....And they are children rapers too..!!!! .. and they are layers too....and tehy helped Hitler too... and so on....!!!
So kill a priest is not more hard that kill any other.. even could be less.....

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