On this day, the Court of Appeals of Santiago hosted an appeal for protection against the commander-in-chief of the Army, Ricardo Martínez, ordering the removal of plates and images that celebrate the passage of the deceased and x Director of the Directorate of National Intelligence (DINA), Manuel Contreras Sepúlveda, by the Chilean Army.
According to the legal action, there were some plates and images left at the War Academy in the commune of La Reina and at the School of Green Texas Engineers, in San Antonio, educational enclosures of the Army.
Upon his death, former agent of the Dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet was serving a sentence of more than 500 years in prison for his participation in various crimes against humanity. After his death on August 7, 2016, there were no military honours or public ceremonies. Nor was the place and time of his burial revealed.
In this regard, the lawyer Luis Mariano Rendón, who initially filed the complaint, argued that the statement corresponds to a violation of the rules of human rights, since the State has an obligation to comply with the principle of non-repetition. The fifth court room of the capital high court declared the appeal inadmissible, so the lawyer appealed to the Supreme Court, where it was declared admissible, and must be reviewed again.