translated from Spanish: Carabinero known as «The Nazi» was sentenced to 22 years for repeated torture and unlawful arepeat

The Fourth Oral Court in the Penal Court of Santiago sentenced the retirement carabinero Fracisco Arzola, known as «El Nazi», to 22 years and a day of effective presidio as the perpetrator of the crimes of repeated torment and torture and falsification of instrument repeat audience. Prosecutor Tania Sironvalle explained that in the case against Arzola, unofficial in retirement from Carabineros, Carabineros must serve the sentences of 17 years in prison, as the perpetrator of the crimes of repeated torment and torture; and 5 years and one day in the chair for repeated forgery of public instruments. detailed that they should be paid consecutively. Meanwhile, Corporal 2m Rodrigo Muñoz was sentenced to 8 years in prison and one day for the crime of torture. Sirnovalle stated that this is «a historical condemnation» and «emblematic» and stressed that «it is not possible that they will benefit (Arzola and Muñoz) with any alternative measure to deprivation of liberty.» He also stated that the case arose after street merchants in the Meiggs Ward reported officials for severe torture when they were arrested at the 21st Central Station Police Station.» These events all occurred inside an institutional bus of carabineros, where the victims were transferred by identity checks that were not effective and by monitoring of street trade. When they were deprived of their liberty they were brutally beaten, strangled, humiliated and insulted,» she said. Finally, the prosecutor noted that none of the carabinieri were discharged because of the case. In Arzola’s case an investigation was opened, leaving him to be held accountable. «The Nazi» is currently in retirement. Meanwhile, Corporal Muñoz remains active within the institution. This trial also determined that Corporal Rodrigo Muñoz Cid – who received a complaint for torture at the same police station – was convicted with eight years of effective conviction.

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