Epitou se tankou m tande yon RADYO ann AYITI di ke MANUEL CONTRERAS mouri san l pa t apse yon JOU lan PRIZON?
MANUEL CONTRERAS te lan prizon depi 2005.Men se te yon PRIZON KOTE yo NEG yo se te an VAKANS yo te ye.
Pep CHILYEN an te mande anraje depi sou PINERA EPI yo te mete misye lan yon PRIZON ESPESYAL ak 270 KOUDETAYIS SIVIL ak MILITE ki te ak PINOCHET.
Misye te KONDANE a 500 ZAN PRIZON.
Manuel Contreras, head of Chile's spy agency under Pinochet, dies aged 86
Contreras, who headed agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands, died while serving 500 year sentence for crimes against humanity
Manuel Contreras (centre), founder of Chile’s secret police, has died. Photograph: Martin rnetti/AFP/Getty Images
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General Manuel Contreras, who headed the feared spy agency that kidnapped, tortured and killed thousands during Chile’s military dictatorship, died on Friday at a military hospital while serving a combined sentence of more than 500 years for crimes against humanity. He was 86.Chilean dictator Pinochet covered up 1986 burning of activists, report shows
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Contreras had been hospitalised on 26 September 2014 because of kidney problems and was later moved to the intensive care unit when his condition degenerated.
Soon after his death was confirmed by the government, a crowd of several dozen people gathered outside the Santiago hospital waving Chilean flags. They broke into shouts of “Murderer!” and toasted with champagne in paper cups to celebrate his death.
After the 1973 military coup led by General Augusto Pinochet
that ousted the socialist government of president Salvador Allende, Contreras formed and commanded the Dina spy agency and went on to become the second most powerful and feared figure of the regime after Pinochet himself.
Born on 4 May 1929 in Santiago, Contreras was a career military man who also helped organise Operation Condor, a co-ordinated effort formed in the mid-1970s by South America’s dictatorships to eliminate dissidents who sought refuge in neighbouring countries.
Contreras was among Pinochet’s closest confidants early on but the pair exchanged accusations in their final years. While Contreras alleged his former boss amassed a fortune trafficking drugs to Europe, Pinochet accused the spy chief of acting without his consent and committing the era’s worst abuses.
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Contreras supervised the kidnapping of thousands of suspected leftists after the coup as Santiago’s national football stadium was transformed into a detention centre where hundreds were held and tortured. About 150 bodies, many of them weighed down by sections of railroad track, were thrown from helicopters into the ocean and lakes, the military has acknowledged.
Most of the disappearances occurred during the dictatorship’s early years when Contreras was head of intelligence. His prominence in Pinochet’s government waned after the US sought to extradite him for involvement in the 1976 bomb assassination in Washington of Orlando Letelier, who had been defence and foreign relations minister under Allende.
Chile’s supreme court blocked the extradition but Pinochet removed Contreras from his post under US pressure and dismantled and replaced Dina. After Chile
returned to democracy in 1990 Contreras was indicted in the Letelier case and eventually served seven years for the assassination. He always denied responsibility and blamed the CIA for the bombing.
He was also convicted in the 1974 bomb killing of General Carlos Prats, Pinochet’s predecessor as army commander, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but hundreds of other cases were still pending against him.
The German cult leader Paul Schaeffer, who operated a secretive compound in southern Chile, allegedly collaborated with Contreras by allowing the secret police to use the estate known as Colonia Dignidad for detentions and torture. Schaeffer was later arrested and convicted in connection with the sexual abuse of children at the compound and died at a prison hospital in 2010.
In later years Contreras alleged Pinochet used an army chemical plant to produce cocaine that was sold abroad and said drugs and arms trafficking were the main source of the $27m the dictator held in secret bank accounts.
Because of his poor health and mild dementia Pinochet avoided trial for dictatorship era abuses by being declared unfit. He died in 2006.
There was no escape for Contreras, whom police had to shield from hundreds of angry demonstrators in 2004 as he was taken away to serve a 12-year sentence for the killing of activist Miguel Angel Sandoval.
From 2005 Contreras served time in a luxury prison for dictatorship-era officials convicted of crimes against humanity. The government for years was under pressure to shut the prison, which had tennis courts, barbecues and a swimming pool for its prisoners.
The prison finally closed under president Sebastian Pinera’s government in 2013 and Contreras was transferred to a special lockup for human rights offenders where he remained until his health worsened and he was taken to the military hospital.