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Justice finally served for 1973 murder of Chilean musician Victor Jara

During the 1973 coup in Chile, when dictator Augusto Pinochet was placed in power, thousands of citizens were detained and some were tortured, and others murdered, while in custody at the National Stadium of Chile. Among those was poet, musician and professor Victor Jara. For decades his partner, dancer and activist Joan Jara, has been fighting for justice. Finally on July 3rd, 2018, the Chilean Judiciary Power declared that 9 retired members of the Chilean military have been sentenced for the murder of Jara.

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While in exile, Joan released a song that belonged to an album Victor was working on before he got detained and consequently murdered. In Manifesto Victor sings:

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