Chile to probe Gen Bachelet's death under Pinochet
A judge in Chile has agreed to investigate the death in prison of Gen Alberto Bachelet during the rule of Gen August Pinochet in the 1970s.
Judge Mario Carroza will review a complaint brought by relatives of the victims of military rule alleging that Gen Bachelet was tortured to death.
Gen Bachelet was loyal to President Salvador Allende, deposed in a 1973 military coup led by Gen Pinochet.
Gen Bachelet's daughter Michelle became Chile's first female president in 2006.
A group representing the relatives of victims of Gen Augusto Pinochet's military rule asked Judge Carroza to investigate whether Gen Bachelet had died as a result of the torture inflicted on him.
Gen Bachelet was held in a military academy for six months and tortured by members of the same air force he had led before Gen Pinochet's military coup.
He died on 12 March 1974 while serving a sentence for treason....
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