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January 22, 2010
On Thursday, January 21, just after 3 p.m., Pablo Carvajal Aracena was released from preventative detention due to lack of evidence. Nine days after the close of the investigation, the judge ruled that Pablo’s participation in the attack on a PDI (Investigative Police) barracks was not credible, and that he did not pose a flight risk because the police had the means to prevent such an occurrence.
In any case, he is under absolute house arrest; in other words, he can’t leave his home, and he is of course forbidden to leave the country.
Despite his release, attention should be paid to the actions taken by the prosecution and the rest of the state’s defenders, the most probable of which will be the filing of appeals to reverse the decision made by the judge of the eighth court of public safety.
Matías Castro remains imprisoned on charges stemming from the same PDI barracks attack.