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Allende daughter: Pinochet never admitted the truth

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Chilean politician regrets that ex-dictator was not tried

Paris - For the Chilean politician Isabel Allende, the death of the Chilean ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet is a "half victory". The daughter of former President Salvador Allende, who was ousted by Pinochet, regrets "that the judiciary has not been able to finish its work". She is thinking of the Chileans who died under Pinochet's military rule, she told the French radio station RTL. "Of course I think of my father." Salvador Allende committed suicide when he was forced to surrender by Pinochet on September 11, 1973.

"Unfortunately no trial"

Pinochet died on Sunday at the age of 91. He never had the courage "to face justice, to tell the truth, to admit the mistakes of his terrible crimes," said Isabel Allende, who is not identical with the world-famous writer of the same name, in an interview on late Sunday evening. For the Chilean people and for all of their victims, it would have been very important that Pinochet had been tried, said the politician. "Unfortunately, you didn't make it. Unfortunately, he's dead." (APA / AP)

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