SUN -The largest trial in Chile's history has ended with death sentences for the farmer head of the state bank and three air force men. Prison sentences ranging from 300 days to life were also ordered for 56 other alleged supporters of elected President Salvador Allende. Ten of the 63 defendants were civilians. and the rest were air force officers or enlisted men. The charges against them ranged from possession of Marxist literature to high treason. Many were linked to Plan Z, an alleged plot by militant leftists to murder military officers and antiCommunist politicians to pave the way for a Marxist government . Scores of secret military trials have been held throughout the country since the coup, and at least 96 persons were shot after being sentenced by summary courts.
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