The reclusive Colonia Dignidad was the scene of torture and murder during the time of Chile's military dictatorship. Hardly anyone was allowed off the grounds. Now Germany's foreign office has promised to examine the colony's dark past.
Hartmut Hopp of the infamous "Colonia Dignidad" cult in Chile will not be serving a prison sentence, a Düsseldorf court has ruled. A victim's attorney said the ruling was an "invitation" to pedophiles to hide in Germany.
The German Foreign Ministry has refused to shed light on the BND's cooperation with the CIA to aid General Augusto Pinochet's brutal regime in Chile. The vague responses have outraged the German Left party.
The government has until the end of the month to come up with a plan to deal with the aftermath of the notorious German-led cult in Chile. But activists fear that the government won't meet the deadline.
General Juan Emilio Cheyre has been convicted for his involvement in the notorious Caravan of Death. He is the most senior figure to be convicted for crimes under the 1973-90 military dictatorship.
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