Former Clínica Indisa cardiologist and DINA torture supervisor, Alejandro Forero, arrested

Former Clínica Indisa cardiologist and DINA torture supervisor, Alejandro Forero, arrested
Former Clínica Indisa cardiologist and DINA torture supervisor, Alejandro Forero, arrested

Read here a summary of the note on the arrest of the former DINA member doctor


  • Profile of Alejandro Jorge Forero Álvarez: Alejandro Jorge Forero Álvarez, a cardiologist with registration in the 9580-K Medical College, was a squad commander and doctor at the FACH Hospital during the coup d’état. In 1976, Forero served as a second soldier at the El Bosque Air Base and in the Colina Anti-Aircraft Artillery Regiment, where he participated in the Joint Command, supervising torture and administering drugs to prisoners to facilitate their disappearance, according to the digital archive Memoria Viva .
  • Conviction and legal actions: In April 2022, the Fifth Chamber of the Court of Appeals of Santiago sentenced Forero to five years and one day of maximum imprisonment in its minimum degree for complicity in the qualified kidnappings of Luis Desiderio Moraga Cruz and Ricardo Manuel Weibel Navarrete. In addition, he was sentenced to 60 days for being an accomplice in the simple kidnapping of Ignacio Orlando González Espinoza.
  • Ratification of the sentence and arrest: The Supreme Court confirmed this sentence on April 24, 2024, and on May 7, Forero was arrested and sent to serve his sentence in the special module of Colina 1.
  • Background during the dictatorship and subsequent actions: Forero had already faced legal proceedings during the years of the dictatorship, but managed to evade conviction by denying the accusations. In 1999, he was the first subject of action of the “Funa Commission”, an initiative to confront those accomplices of the dictatorship who had not been tried by the judicial system.
  • Current situation: Despite his record and the recent ratification of his conviction, Forero continued working as a doctor until recently. According to investigations by El Desconcierto, in August 2023, Forero was still practicing at the Indisa Clinic in Providencia and had scheduled consultations, not treating Fonasa patients.
 
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