Chilean President Reacts to Murder of Gay Man, Says Government 'Won't Rest' Till Anti-Discrimination Law is Passed
Last night I reported on the death of Chilean gay man Daniel Zamudio, who has been in a coma since being beaten, slashed, burned and branded with a Swastika by a gang of neo-Nazis.
The horrific murder (it's a shame that's sometimes what it takes) has inspired Chile's President to speak out and vow action:
The case has prompted a national debate in Chile over hate crimes, and his death prompted Chilean President Sebastian Pinera to say from Asia that his government won't rest until a proposed anti-discrimination law is passed.
Four suspects are jailed, some with criminal records of attacks on gays. Prosecutors asked Wednesday for murder charges carrying life sentences.