Chileans ramp up extradition request for Pinochet-era murder, torture suspect living in Sydney


June 25, 2017

Article from The Sydney Morning Herald by Fergus Hunter

The Turnbull government is facing mounting pressure to grant a Chilean extradition request for a Sydney woman accused of involvement in kidnapping, torture and murder as an agent of former military dictator Augusto Pinochet’s feared secret police.

Adriana Rivas, a long-time Australian resident recently working as a nanny, has been charged with seven counts of “aggravated kidnapping” from her time with Dirección de Inteligenca Nacional (DINA) and is the subject of a campaign by members of the Chilean community in Australia.