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.

PineraThe 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.

Posted March 28, 2012 at 10:50am ETC by Andy Towle
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