The notorious Colonia Dignidad was founded in 1961 by Paul Schäfer. The cult's leaders collaborated with the Chilean military dictatorship – and for decades forced labor and child abuse was commonplace.
Germany says it will pay people mistreated in the Colonia Dignidad settlement in Chile up to €10,000 in compensation. The colony, founded by emigrant Germans, was the site of sexual abuse and torture over decades.
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 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.
Germany and Chile have signed an agreement on the notorious cult of Colonia Dignidad founded by a pedophile ex-Nazi who fled Germany after WWII. The cult operated with impunity for decades, committing dreadful crimes.
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