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Five former officers indicted for torture

April 19, 2008 at 1:41 AM   |   Comments

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 19 (UPI) -- Five former Chilean navy officers have been indicted for the torture and deaths of dissidents during the country's military dictatorship, official said Friday.

The victims of the former officers included a priest, La Nacion reported online.

Father Michael Woodward, of British and Chilean descent, was tortured and killed by the officers just days after the Sept. 11, 1973, military coup that ousted President Salvador Allende and brought Gen. Augusto Pinochet to power.

Some 3,000 were killed or disappeared during the 17-year Pinochet rein.

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