Chile: retired soldiers sentenced for role in 1986 attack on activists burned alive


Carmen Gloria Quintana and Rodrigo Rojas were beaten, sprayed with petrol and set alight in attack that left Rojas dead

A Chilean court has sentenced three retired soldiers to 10 years in prison for their part in a horrific attack on two democracy activists who were doused with petrol and set on fire.

The 1986 attack on Rodrigo Rojas and Carmen Gloria Quintana was one of the most notorious torture cases in the 17-year military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

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