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Rettig Report

The Rettig Report, officially The National Commission for Truth and Reconciliation Report, is a report by a commission designated by then President Patricio Aylwin (from the Concertacion) encompassing human rights abuses resulting in death or disappearance that occurred in Chile during the years of military rule under Augusto Pinochet, which began on September 11, 1973 and ended on March 11, 1990. It is named after its chairman, Raul Rettig, a former ambassador of President Salvador Allende. The eight-member commission released its report in February 1991.

The report determined that 2,279 persons were killed for political reasons. In 641 cases, the commission could not conclusively determine that the person was killed for political reasons. It found 508 cases that were beyond its mandate, and that in 449 cases, no information beyond the name of a disappeared person could be determined. [*]

Among others cases, it investigated the 1989 assassination of MIR leader Jecar Neghme, stating that he was assassinated by Chilean intelligence agents. Neghme Cristi Jecar Antonio, Memoria Viva

See also

Valech Report

Chilean Coup of 1973

Augusto Pinochet

Salvador Allende

List of Truth and Reconciliation commissions


Victor Jara Stadium was a sports arena used as a detention and torture center listed on the report.

Carlos Lorca

Villa Grimaldi Infamous torture center in Santiago.

Colonia Dignidad is another detention and torture center listed.

Esmeralda (BE-43) is another floating detention and torture center listed.

External links

English translation of the report

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