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Chile pardons president's late father four decades on

Chile's Supreme Court said Tuesday it has annulled a treason conviction against President Michelle Bachelet's father, who was jailed and tortured to death for opposing the country's 1973 coup. Alberto Bachelet, a top general in the Chilean air force, was arrested in the aftermath of the military coup staged by his army colleague, the late dictator Augusto Pinochet. A self-declared war tribunal convicted Bachelet of treason for opposing the bloody overthrow of socialist president Salvador Allende.
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