SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The daughter of toppled President Salvador Allende says that those convicted of human rights violations during Chile's long dictatorship should be moved to common prisons, and out of the relatively luxurious lockup where they are serving multiple life sentences.
President Sebastian Pinera says that he's thinking about closing the prison, where inmates enjoy tennis courts, gardens and cable TV.
Among those held is Manuel Contreras, the former spy chief of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. Contreras gave interviews ahead of the 40th anniversary of the coup claiming that all of the thousands of disappeared were armed leftists killed in gunfights.
Sen. Isabel Allende also said in an AP interview Thursday that the claim is a repugnant lie that shows Contreras doesn't deserve privileges.
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Should a terminally ill person have the right to choose to die? That’s the crux of a case that begins Wednesday in a courtroom in Albuquerque.
While Bernalillo County leaders continue to look for a way out of a risky investment plan that’s already cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, the Treasurer’s Office insists it has an exit strategy well in hand.
The FBI handed out an honor Wednesday to an community member who works to ensure equality for everyone.
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