Pedro Espinoza Bravo

Krassnoff and other former DINA agents on list for parole

Miguel Krassnoff Martchekno, Pedro Espinoza Bravo and 10 other former DINA and CNI agents serving multiple life sentences for atrocities committed during the dictatorship, including torture, extermination and disappearances, are on the list presented by the military to the Santiago Court of Appeals for possible parole.

According to El Ciudadano, the government, through justice minister Jamie Campos, has denied knowledge of this process.

35 former DINA agents sentenced for the kidnapping and disappearance of Reinalda Pereira

 

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REINALDA PEREIRA – disappeared at Cuartel Simon Bolivar

Poder Judicial has communicated notification of the sentencing of 35 former DINA agents involved in the kidnapping and disappearance of Reinalda Pereira, a Communist Party militant. Pereira, 26, was 5 months pregnant at the time of her kidnapping and transfer to the torture and extermination centre Cuartel Simon Bolivar.

Ten year prison sentences were meted out to Pedro Octavio Espinoza Bravo, Juan Hernán Morales Salgado and Ricardo Víctor Lawrence Mires as perpetrators of the crime.

Gladys de las Mercedes Calderón Carreño, Juvenal Alfonso Piña Garrido, Pedro Segundo Bitterlich Jaramillo, Héctor Raúl Valdebenito Araya, Sergio Orlando Escalona Acuña, Jorge Lientur Manríquez Manterola, María Angélica Guerrero Soto, Orfa Yolanda Saavedra Vásquez, Elisa del Carmen Magna Astudillo, Eduardo Alejandro Oyarce Riquelme, Heriberto del Carmen Acevedo, Claudio Enrique Pacheco Fernández, Emilio Hernán Troncoso Vivallos, Teresa del Carmen Navarro Navarro, José Manuel Sarmiento Sotelo, Gustavo Enrique Guerrero Aguilera, Manuel Antonio Montre Méndez y Jorge Hugo Arriagada Mora were sentenced to seven years imprisonment as perpetrators of the crime.

Hernán Luis Sovino Maturana, Jose Alfonso Ojeda Obando, Jose Miguel Meza Serrano, Luis Alberto Lagos Yáñez, Jorge Iván Diaz Radulovich, Jorge Segundo Pichunmán Curiqueo, Sergio Hernán Castro Andrade, Carlos Enrique Miranda Mesa, Victor Manuel Álvarez Droguett, Orlando of the Transito Altamirano Sanhueza, Guillermo Eduardo Díaz Ramírez, Berta Yolanda del Carmen Jiménez Escobar, Carlos Eusebio López Inostroza and Joyce Ana Ahumada Despouy were sentenced to four years for their roles as accomplices in the crime.

 

Remembering the Caravana de la Muerte victims of La Serena

 

(La Serena victims of Caravana de la Muerte. Pictured: Marcos Barrantes Alcayaga, Jorge Contreras Godoy, Carlos Alcayaga Varela, Oscar Cortes Cortes, Hipolito Cortes, Jorge Jordan Domic, Jorge Pena Hen, Manuel Macarian, Mario Ramirez Sepulveda, Oscar Aedo Herrera, Jorge Osorio Zamora, Roberto Guzman Santa Cruz. The other two victims not shown above are Victor Escobar Astudillo, Gabriel Vergara Munoz and Jose Araya Gonzalez.)

On October 16, 1973 in La Serena, 15 Chileans were murdered in Augusto Pinochet’s extermination operation dubbed the Caravan of Death. La Serena was the first stop in the second part of the operation targeting the north of Chile. The victims were brutally mutilated before being shot and disappeared, buried in unmarked, mass graves.

The military officials responsible for the Caravan of Death massacres are Sergio Arellano Stark, Sergio Arredondo Gonzalez, Pedro Espinoa Bravo, Carlos Lopez Tapia, Marcelo Moren Brito, Antonio Palomo Contreras, Emilio Robert de la Mahotiere Gonzalez, Luis Felipe Polanco Gallardo, Juan Viterbo Chiminelli Fullerton and Armando Fernandez Larios.