While not all that is said is true, not all that is truth is told.
Living in Florida, Barrientos – one of the direct perpetrators of world-beloved singer Victor Jara’s murder, is now the last and only fugitive in the case. LatinoOpen. March 2015.
Artists from all over the world are signing a petition to President Obama to expedite the request for extradition of Pedro Barrientos, former Chilean army officer charged by Chilean tribunals as one of the direct perpetrators of the murder of world-beloved singer Victor Jara. The request was issued by The Supreme Court of Chile to the US Department of State two years ago. Recently a Chilean judge closed the investigative stage of the case and Barrientos is now the only and last fugitive in the case. Please support the Jara family in their search for justice. We urge you to please sign the petition here:
President of the United States
The White House. Washington, DC.
We, artists and writers of the world, respectfully ask you to expedite the request for extradition of Pedro Pablo Barrientos Nuñez, former Chilean army officer charged by Chilean tribunals as one of the direct perpetrators of the murder of world-beloved singer Victor Jara on September 16, 1973. The request was issued by The Supreme Court of Chile to the US Department of State on January of 2013.
Barrientos has lived in the United State since 1990. His last known address was 475 La Vista Dr. Winter Spring, Florida, 32708. On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, Judge Miguel Vázquez Plaza officially ended the investigations and 12 people were indicted, among them Barrientos, now the only fugitive in the case.
Victor Jara was a renown theater director, poet, singer and composer. After his arrest on 9/11/73, his body, found in a vacant lot with 44 bullets, showed evidence of horrible tortures. Victor Jara was and is an international treasure. As such cruelty shocked the art’s world, this extradition request is the last chapter in the decades-long judicial investigations that will bring to a close the long search for justice by Victor’s family.
Dear President, your action in accelerating this three-year old request will send a strong message to those on the side of silence and cultural annihilation. Please add your voice to that of Pete Seeger when he said “quite often a good singer is punished… (but) as long as we sing his songs, as long as his courage can inspire us to greater courage, Victor Jara will never die.”
Please expedite the request for extradition.
please sign the petition here: