Chile: Terror case collapses as ‘activist’ witness admits being informant

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Police informant Raul Castro testifying in court in August 2013. Police informant Raul Castro testifying in court in August 2013.

Mapuche men acquitted of arson to seek official redress, after being detained for two years as minors under anti-terrorism law.

By Joel Keep, Santiago Times, Feb 17th, 2014

Defense lawyers for two indigenous men say they are canvassing options for potential legal action against the Chilean state, after their clients were cleared of terrorism allegations as the testimony of a self-declared police informer was ruled unreliable last week.

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