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Chilean naval ship used as torture centre docks in Wellington

A Chilean naval ship used as a torture centre under Augusto Pinochet’s military dictatorship has docked in Wellington Harbour.

The Esmeralda is on a six month training exercise around the pacific and Wellington is the first stop.

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The four-masted ship regularly tours the world and is often targeted by protestors.

In 2004, Chile’s navy admitted torture took place on board soon after the military coup in 1973.

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The Esmeralda is on a six month training exercise around the Pacific. Source: 1 NEWS


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