Murder of Young Chilean Man Calls for Hate Crimes Law in Chile
The murder of Daniel Zamudio has provoked outrage in Chile and calls for the government to approve a languishing hate crimes law.
Zamudio died Tuesday night from injuries he received during an attack in a park in Santiago on March 3. Police have arrested 4 suspects who have been charged with beating Zamudio for an hour, burning him with cigarettes and carving Nazi symbols into his body. Officials believe the 24-year-old Zamudio was targeted because he is gay.