Until recently the right continued defending Schäfer
Judge Zepeda interrogated prisoners of dictatorship
The most relevant testimony corresponds to a foreigner who was held prisoner inside the German enclave during almost a year. The man declared that he was always in isolation because he was considered dangerous by Colonia officials.
During two days that minister Jorge Zepeda was in the ex-Colony Dignidad, he took statements of several people who were held prisoner inside the German enclave. According to sources related to the case, the most relevant testimony corresponds to a foreigner - whose name is kept confidential - who was imprisoned for nearly a year in solitary confinement. In his declaration, the man said that he was always isolated from the other prisoners and that his guards maintained him bound and gagged.
The judge located this person because his data was found among the intelligence cards found last June in Colonia Dignidad, and because colonia’s residents remembered him being held there, his physical description, and his last name presumably of Croatian origin.
With this data, the team working under Zepeda began searching for him until they managed to find man’s whereabouts. The man declared that after being held prisoner for almost a year, the colonos handed him over to the military unit, claiming that he had been found carrying weapons. He was then imprisoned in jail and later released.
Zepeda’s next step will be
to interrogate prisoners who were taken there in the bus owned by Colonia
Dignidad that the judge confiscated in the enclave months ago. LN