Chile recognises 9,800 more victims of Pinochet’s rule
A Chilean commission investigating human rights abuses under the former military leader Gen Augusto Pinochet says there are many more victims than previously documented.
General Augusto Pinochet (left) and Henry Kissinger (right).
Commission director Maria Luisa Sepulveda said they had identified another 9,800 people who had been held as political prisoners and tortured.
The new figures bring the total of recognised victims to 40,018.
The survivors will get lifetime pensions of about $260 (£157) a month.
An earlier report by the commission recognised 27,153 people who suffered human rights violations under military rule.
The official number of those killed or forcibly disappeared now stands at 3,065.