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PROTESTS will take place across Chile tomorrow as thousands demand truth, justice and an end to impunity 45 years after Augusto Pinochet’s September 11 military coup.
They will take to the streets in memory of the thousands who disappeared under the brutal Pinochet dictatorship and call for an end to impunity for those who committed crimes in the aftermath of the coup.
The Association of Relatives of Executed Politicians accused Chile’s conservative President Sebastian Pinera of colluding with Supreme Court judges to lead a nationwide “impunity campaign.”
Mr Pinera issued a pardon in June for former colonel Rene Cardemil who had been sentenced to 10 years in prison for executing six people in October 1973.
And just weeks later, the Supreme Court released a group of soldiers who were convicted of crimes against humanity during the Pinochet dictatorship.
Tens of thousands of Chilean’s “disappeared” following the CIA-backed coup against the country’s democratically elected president Salvador Allende who died on September 11 1973.
More than 130,000 people were detained and tortured by the regime over a three-year period.
Clashes took place at a demonstration on Sunday when thousands marched for justice and laid wreaths in memory of those killed in the aftermath of the coup.
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