Eight Chilean military officers sentenced for singer Victor Jara’s murder

FILE PHOTO: A couple pays homage to late Chilean musician Victor Jara during the "Velaton" (candle-lit vigil) outside the National Stadium in Santiago, September 12. REUTERS

(Reuters) – Eight retired Chilean military officers were sentenced to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for the murder of popular folk singer Victor Jara during the 1973 coup that installed late dictator Augusto Pinochet in power. A judge handed down the sentences after leading a long-running inquiry into Jara’s death on Sept. 16, 45 […]

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