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CHILE

Allende pans jail privilege

The daughter of toppled president Salvador Allende says that those convicted of human rights violations during the nation’s long dictatorship should be moved to common prisons, and out of the relatively luxurious lockup where they are serving multiple life sentences.

Among those held is Manuel Contreras, the former spy chief of General 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. Senator Isabel Allende also said in an interview on Thursday that the claim is a lie that shows Contreras does not deserve any privileges.

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