Javier Jara, lawyers from three exGOPE who participated in the operation where he was killed Camilo Catrillanca, defending action Carlos Alarcón, the former official was accused of shooting comunero mapuche.
He was assured in a conversation with Expresso Bío Bío that the former Carabiner acted "in an appropriate manner", warned Catrillanca several times to stop the tractor only if he fled.
"If he has the intention to kill him, he shoots him directly, what happens? That Mr. Catrillanca ignored this authority's order and turned to start the flight", said attorney Patricio Sepúlveda, Braulio Valenzuela and Raúl Ávila, three other eksuniformado who intercepted tractors with Alarcón.
At that time, according to Jara, Alarcón and Avila chose to open fire secretly because they could not reach the vehicle on foot. "For that they were legalized, so they carried weapons. If you are suspected of committing violent robbery, what should the police do, will you try to stop or wait for the suspect to flee? "he asked.
However, he added that it was still necessary to determine why helicopter officials signaled to troops on the ground.
The lawyer also pointed to National Institute of Human Rights and his support for the version of an underage child who accompanied Catrillanca at the time of his death, arguing that his detention occurred in the usual way and that at that time GOPE did not know that he was still underage.
Regarding INDH, it is very important: "I want you to fulfill the public functions that you have and not treat them as absolute versions of minor, which unfortunately You are not really attached to the truth, and there are audiovisual recordings about that. "
Attacked for telling the truth
Jara said he felt attacked in several fields because of the strategy he adopted to defend his constituents.
"In this country when a lawyer, with significant risks, decides and recommends to his representative to say the whole truth and all the background, produce a climate that fights defenders and accused," he added, adding that it would be intimidated, but that "I feel there are attacks everywhere."
This "attack" did not worry him, he said, coming from people without "technical knowledge of how defense was handled", but when it came from "government authorities".