Ex-soldiers jailed for murder of Chile's folk singer in the 1970s

Victor Jara was murdered at the start of Chile's military rule 45 years ago and now, eight former troops have been sentenced to 15 years and one to five years, for his kidnapping, torture, and shooting.

    Nine former soldiers have been jailed for the murder of Chile's most famous folk singer 45 years ago. Eight soldiers were sentenced to 15 years, the ninth was given five.

    A court in the capital Santiago heard how Victor Jara was kidnapped, tortured and repeatedly shot during the military dictatorship.

    Al Jazeera's Katia Lopez Hoda-Yan reports.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.