Friday, November 2, 2012

Missing: extradition update

I wrote several months ago about the 1982 film Missing, mentioning current efforts underway in Chile to extradite a US military officer in connection with the murders of Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi.

The Center for Constitutional Rights, which has been involved with the case since the 1970s when it filed a lawsuit against Henry Kissinger and others, reported recently that:

In a groundbreaking development, the Supreme Court of Chile has approved a request by an investigating judge to extradite retired U.S. Naval Captain Ray E. Davis for his role in the killings of two U.S. citizens, Charles Horman and Frank Teruggi. Davis headed the U.S. military mission at the embassy in Santiago during the 1973 military coup. Horman and Terrugi were secretly arrested, detained and executed by the Chilean military in the days following the coup, and Davis is accused of having provided information to Chilean intelligence on the two men. The request to extradite Davis came as part of a lawsuit brought in Chile by Charles Horman’s widow, Joyce Horman.

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