Javier Jara, a lawyer of three of exGOPE who participated in the operation in which he was killed Camilo Katrillancadefended the act Carlos AlarconA former official is accused of shooting Mapuche commune.
He assured the conversation with Expresso Bio Bio that the former carbine operated "in accordance with regulatory requirements", warning Katrillanka several times that he would stop firing only after he ran away.
“If he was going to kill him, he shoots him in the forehead, what happened? that Mr. Katrillanka ignored this order of power and turned around to start the flight ", lawyer Patricio Sepulveda, Braulio Valenzuela and Raul Avila, three other exuniformados, who intercepted a tractor with Alarcon, claimed.
It was at that moment, according to Hara, that Alarcon and Avila decided to restrain firing, because they could not reach the car on foot. “For this they are authorized, for this they carry a weapon. If you are suspected of violent robbery, what should the police do, will you try to stop or wait for the suspects to escape? "he asked.
However, he added that it would still be necessary to determine why the helicopter officers gave a signal to the troops on the ground.
The lawyer also pointed out National Institute of Human Rights and his support for a minor who accompanied Katrillanka at the time of his death, arguing that his detention was happening in the usual way and that at that time GOPE did not know that he was a minor.
As for INDH, it was critically important: “I would like you to fulfill the public function that you have, and not be considered as an absolute version of a minor who, unfortunately, you are not completely bound to the truthand there are audiovisual records of this. "
Attacked for truth
Jara said he felt attacked on several fronts because of the strategy he had taken in defense of his constituents.
“In this country, when a lawyer with risk, which means, decides and recommends to his representative to tell the whole truth and the whole background, this leads to a warlike situation with respect to defense lawyers and the accused,” he added, adding that he would be intimidated, "I feel the attack is everywhere."
According to him, these “attacks” do not bother him, they come from people who do not have “technical knowledge about how the issue of protection is resolved”, but from “government bodies”.