Chileans often speak of "the first 9/11" -- referring to September 11, 1973, the day Augusto Pinochet ascended to power in a military coup. Within days, thousands of citizens were rounded up as enemies of the state and arrested. Many were executed.
One of them was Victor Jara, a popular folk singer and advocate for the human rights of the common Chilean. He was arrested, tortured, and murdered just days after the coup.
"There's a tendency to say, and even government leaders say this, that we're working for justice particularly in the emblematic cases," she said. "Victor is an emblematic case. I can have the hope that we can discover the truth and perhaps even achieve justice, that those responsible could be sentenced. But it's not right that so many other cases are left unresolved."
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