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

Saturday, August 28th 2010 - 06:46 UTC
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Anglo-Chilean Catholic priest Miguel Woodward Anglo-Chilean Catholic priest Miguel Woodward

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.

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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  • Think

    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....

    Aug 28th, 2010 - 01:49 pm 0
  • Sergio Vega

    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.

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 03:30 pm 0
  • Think

    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 ;-))))

    Aug 30th, 2010 - 06:20 pm 0
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