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Torture in Tejas Verdes (1)
Torture in Tejas Verdes (1)
According to the Rettig Commission report, the concentration camp 'Tejas
Verdes' corresponds to*Campamento N2 de prisioneros de la Escuela de
Ingenieros Militares 'Tejas Verdes', *used as a detention and torture
centre from September 11, 1973 until mid 1974. Various socialist adherents
detained in Tejas Verdes form part of the detenidos desaparecidos,
including Miguel Rivas and Rebeca Espinoza.
Under the command of later DINA chief Manuel Contreras Sepulveda, Tejas
Verdes was described by torture survivor Hernan Valdes as a centre of
macabre violations. "... all I knew about evil until then was only
caricature, only literature. Now evil has lost all moral reference.'
Former political prisoners and torture survivors cite extreme torture
tactics as having been consistently applied to detainees, who were
subjected to electric shocks, beatings, mock executions, burning of skin
with wax and cigarettes, the pulling of nails, exposure to extreme
temperatures, immobilisation, nakedness, sexual violence, deprivation of
food and water, forced to eat their excrement and to listen to other
detainees being tortured. Medical attention was restricted to checking each
detainee's resilience, in order to avoid premature death and allow for
other bouts of torture.
A brief look at some of the DINA agents operating at Tejas Verdes reveals
the extent of networking amongst other detention and torture centres,
*Miguel Krassnoff Martchenko* - later transferred to Londres 38 and Villa
Grimaldi, also collaborated with Cuartel Simon Bolivar in the detention and
torture of MIR militants.
*Marcelo Moren Brito* - head of Brigada Caupolican and in charge of Villa
Grimaldi, also a participant in the murder of MIR secretary general Miguel
Enriquez and accused of participating in the detention and disappearance of
MIR militant Alfonso Rene Chanfreau Oyarce.
*Ingrid Olderock -* notoriously renowned for training dogs to violate women
and associated with other torture centres, including Villa Grimaldi and
*Cristian Labbe -* personal friend of Krassnoff and later member of Brigada
Halcon, instructor in torture methods and former mayor of Providencia.
*Vittorio Orvieto Tiplizky*: torture consultant. Referred to as 'el medico
torturador'. Associated with Tejas Verdes and Villa Grimaldi.
*Pedro Espinoza Bravo*: associated with the 'Caravan of Death', torture at
Villa Grimaldi, as well as the assassination of Orlando Letelier.
*Gerardo Urrich Gonzales*: tortured detainees at 'La Torre' in Villa
Grimaldi and responsible for the disappearance of Rodolfo Valentin Gonzales
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