Thursday, July 7, 2016

How I survived Chile's torture commune run by Pinochet's paedophile Nazi pal

Families of Chile's disappeared hang up posters of missing relatives on the
fence surrounding the compound of Colonia Dignidad
Blindfolded and strapped to a bed in an underground tunnel, the prisoner braces himself, knowing there will be no escape from the agonising electric shocks about to be inflicted.

This harrowing torture scene features in Emma Watson’s new film The Colony. But what makes it even more disturbing is that it is no work of Hollywood fiction.

Erick Zott Chuecas lived through the ordeal when he was kidnapped in the ­aftermath of Chile’s 1973 military coup.

The 67-year-old says: “It’s a horror story, that in reality lasted more than four decades, summed up in just under two hours.

“I’ve already seen the film four times and each time it made me cry. I felt I was taken back in time. The reaction of the public made it even more emotional.

“People are shocked and ask, ‘How was it possible that this thing happened in Chile?’.”  (more...)


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