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Sergio Valech

Bishop Sergio Valech Aldunate (born October 21 1927) is the Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Santiago de Chile. He was the head of the eight-member National Commission on Political Imprisonment and Torture panel in Chile, which investigated instances of torture that occurred under the military regime of Augusto Pinochet. After a six-month investigation, and another six months of preparation, the panel released the Valech Report.

Valech was born in Santiago, Chile to Antonio Valech Haddad and Mercedes Aldunate Lazo. He was ordained priest of Santiago de Chile in June 28 1953. In August 27, 1973, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of ...

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