SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's president is asking anyone with information about those forcibly "disappeared" by the country's 1973-90 dictatorship to come forward.
President Sebastian Pinera said Thursday that this will help Chilean society heal four decades after Gen. Augusto Pinochet seized power in a coup that ousted Marxist President Salvador Allende.
Pinera also criticized Chile's judicial system and the media for being complacent about the dictatorship.
Pinera's is Chile's first democratically elected conservative president in more than 50 years.
Members of the two parties that make up his center-right coalition supported Pinochet's dictatorship and several Pinochet-era officials now serve as lawmakers. Some of them have been asking for forgiveness ahead of the 40th anniversary of the coup next Wednesday.
Chile's government estimates 3,095 people were killed under Pinochet, including about 1,200 who disappeared.
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