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Outrage in Chile over gay killing
Death of Daniel Zamudio, who was severely beaten because of his sexual orientation, prompts public outcry.
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2012 09:26



Gay rights activists in Chile are calling on the government to get tough on hate crimes.

Their campaign has taken on renewed urgency after the death of 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio, who was severely beaten because of his sexual orientation.

Zamudio died on Tuesday after remaining in critical condition in hospital for 25 days.

Al Jazeera's Mark Orchard reports.

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