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Life under Pinochet: “They were taking turns to electrocute us one after the other”

Headline Title:  “They were taking turns to electrocute us one after the other” 11 September 2013 The first time Lelia Pérez felt the sear of a cattle prod it was at the hands of a Chilean soldier. She was a 16 year old high school student, used as a guinea pig to help Pinochet’s security services hone their skills in torture. They didn't even bother to ask any questions. “They would teach them how to interrogate, how to apply the electricity, where and for how long. When they were torturing me, I went into my own world - it was as if I was looking down on myself - like it wasn’t happening…

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