JORGE MIGUEL SALAS PARADISI (25 years old) ⚡️Santiago, 1973⚡️ Mathematics student with disability. No militancy
Six people were arrested in the early morning of October 16, 1973 from different apartments in the San Borja Towers by Army personnel. At the time of the arrest, his parents explained that he was suffering from severe depression and that, as a result of medication, he was in a state of recurrent lethargy. This made it difficult to wake him up, but he was still captured. The detainees were taken to the Yucatan Barracks (Londres 38), then to the Casa de la Cultura de Barrancas, and later to the area around the Lo Prado tunnel. At the place they were ordered to flee, simulating an escape, at which time they were killed by machine gun fire.
The bodies were found on October 17, 1973, which initiated an internal investigation in the Army who concluded that it had been a “military error” and proceeded to present the condolences of the Government Junta. However, the Chilean Government later reported that it was a group of people who tried to escape by jumping over a guard post, and sentries on guard duty shot them dead. These versions were dismissed in successive trials as they were evidently contradictory, since the people did not know each other, except for a married couple. On the other hand, one of the people was pregnant and Jorge -due to his health condition- could hardly have escaped.
In 2017, the University of Chile awarded his posthumous and symbolic degree to Jorge Salas Paradisi of Pedagogy in Mathematics.
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