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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-Hodoyan reports.