Following the news that seven former military offices convicted for crimes against humanity walked free from Punta Peuco prison, it was revealed that Raul Meza, the lawyer representing former torturers, had filed an appeal, and subsequently suspended it “for now”, for the release of the worst torturer in DINA’s ranks, Miguel Krassnoff Martchenko.
In a statement, Meza said he will continue working for all convicted torturers to be released.
Recently it was revealed that Krassnoff participated in the death flights in 1973 and disposed of three detainees, while still alive, from a helicopter into the sea off the coast of Rocas de Santo Domingo.
Krassnoff was also a participant in the killing of MIR leader, Miguel Enriquez.
A graduate of the School of the Maericas (SOA), Krassnoff was third in DINA’s hierarchy. He was the commanded of Brigada Caupolican and Brigada Halcon, specialising in the kidnapping, torture, extermination and disappearance of MIR militants. Upon DINA’s dissolution, Krassnoff was integrated into the CNI and tasked with the surveillance and eventual killing of MIR militants.
Krassnoff is serving more than 300 years for crimes against humanity.
He has described himself as “a soldier who has been transformed into a political prisoner”. It is enough to read the testimonies published on Memoria Viva to dispel this blatant lie.