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Funeral speech taken as ‘serious offence’ by Chile’s president

Funeral speech taken as ‘serious offence’ by Chile’s president
Captain Augusto Pinochet Molina has been dismissed from the Chilean army after delivering a controversial funeral speech. General Pinochet's grandson defended his relative's 1973 coup.

He made an emotional speech which some of the country’s leadership believe to be a highly politicised address. As a captain in the army, he is banned from making political statements in uniform.

President Michelle Bachelet, who was tortured under Pinochet’s rule, said the comments were an extremely serious offence.