Chile: 1986 Student burning case reopened
July 23 , 2015
A judge in Chile has reopened a 29-year-old rights abuse case concerning the burning of two teenage student protesters during the Pinochet regime.
Seven former military men are being questioned for their role in the 1986 incident in which Rodrigo Rojas, aged 19, and Carmen Quintana, aged 18, were set on fire while demonstrating against the government. While Rodrigo died a few days later, Carmen survived but had to spend years in rehabilitation.
The case was reopened when Fernando Guzman, a military conscript, changed his previous evidence.