- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2009

SANTIAGO, CHILE (AP) - A retired army general and two other officers have been indicted in the killing of 14 dissidents in the early days of the 1973-90 dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

The Santiago Court of Appeals says judge Victor Montiglio indicted Gen. Gonzalo Santelices, Maj. Patricio Ferrer and Lt. Pablo Martinez as accomplices in the killings in 1973 in northern Chile.

The three retired officers were being held Monday at a military barracks.

The killings are tied to the Caravan of Death, a military party that left more than 90 political prisoners dead as it traversed the country shortly after the 1973 military coup led by Pinochet.

At the time of his retirement in 2008, Santelices was commander of the Santiago army garrison, Chile’s largest.


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