translated from Spanish: Santiago court convicts ex-marines for kidnapping socialist leader in 1973

The Court of Appeals of Santiago ordered two former sailors in retirement from the navy for their responsibility in the crime of kidnapping with serious damage of lawyer Arnoldo Camú Veloso, for the wrongdoing perpetrated on September 24, 1974, in the capital. In unanimous ruling, the Fourth Chamber of the High Court of The Capital sentenced Alejandro Carrasco Flores and José Pezo Lagos to 5 years and one day in office, as authors of the kidnapping of the adviser of the President of the Republic Salvador Allende and a member of the Central Committee of the Socialist Party.The ruling was handed down by Ministers Adelita Ravanales, Mireya López and the lawyer who Ruz.De according to the background collected in the investigation stage, Minister Mario Carroza managed to establish that Arnoldo Camú Veloso was arrested next to the PS militant Ernesto Gutiérrez Zegarra, on September 24, 1973, without a warrant, in Santiaguillo street, in the commune of Santiago, by Navy personnel who had been looking for him since September 11, 1973. climbed into a military vehicle that moved them down Amunátegui Street to the north. Between Orphans Street and Company, Camú managed to untie himself and tried to open the door to flee, receiving three shots at point-blank range that cost him his life moments later in the Posta Central.In the civil aspect, Carrasco Flores, Pezo Lagos and the State of Chile to pay in solidarity to the spouse of the victim Celsa Parrau Tejos, the sum of 1,476 UF ($41.3 million), and the sons Alvaro León and Bárbara Camú Parrau the sum of 1,348 UF ($37.3 million), for moral damage.

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