Daniel Zamudio, Gay Man Brutally Attacked in Chile, Clings to Life


Earlier this month I reported on the attack on Daniel Zamudio, a gay Chilean man who was burned, sliced, beaten, and branded with a Swastika by a group of neo-Nazis. He has been on life support ever since, and is in grave condition, Chilean media outlets report.

Via Michael Lavers at EDGE:

La Tercera and other Chilean newspapers and media outlets suggested over the weekend that Daniel Zamudio is potentially near death. Zamudio’s condition deteriorated after he suffered a heart attack on March 19. Movilh (Chile's LGBT rights group) spokesperson Oscar Rementería told reporters on Sunday that Zamudio’s family has decided to keep him on life support.

"Daniel Zamudio’s family decided not to disconnect him," said Rementería, as La Tercera reported. "They are going to wait for his body to stop working on its own and this is going to happen within the next 48 hours and it will most likely going to be today."

Emilio Villalón, director of Hospital de Urgencia Asistencia Pública, confirmed late on Sunday that Zamudio remains in critical condition.

Zamudio's attackers have been arrested and will undoubtedly be charged with murder should he die.

Posted March 27, 2012 at 9:05am ETC by Andy Towle
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