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Chile ponders hate crime legislation as thousands attend gay man’s funeral

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  1. Nathan Thomas 30 Mar 2012, 10:54pm

    RIP little guy – gone too soon. A true tragedy.

    I hope these monsters who murdered you face life in prison.

  2. RIP Daniel. Rest easy now.

  3. Garry Cassell 30 Mar 2012, 11:20pm

    Rest In Peace Daniel…I truly wish the government of your country will respect the dignity of all regardless of sexuality…As a Canadian I also hope these cowards who inflicted such pain and suffering on you Daniel will find no peace but a lifetime of prison misery..

    1. Dr Robin Guthrie 31 Mar 2012, 3:40am

      None of that will happen, whilst people still suffer from religion.

  4. “Gay rights activists have been angered by the fact that a hate crimes bill, introduced seven years ago, had been effectively blocked by religious (and social) conservatives.”

    Outrageous.

    And I hope they throw the book at the neo-Naiz murderers.

    1. Dr Robin Guthrie 31 Mar 2012, 3:36am

      And the religious / conservatives should be drawn to account for allowing this to happen.

  5. Scottie 2 Hottie 31 Mar 2012, 4:37am

    Anyone who hold a position of power, if you let your own pathetic outdated beliefs control the country and the law, this gay mans blood is on your hands. You are even worse than those horrid excuses for humans are that committed this crime. You are disgraceful and should have the same fate

  6. It’s so sad it takes a brutal murder like this for a government to consider legislation.

    1. Very sad indeed, but at least this murder has brought the issue to the fore – which at least is an improvement from this sort of thing being covered up.

    2. GingerlyColors 1 Apr 2012, 1:03pm

      Horses and stable doors come to mind yet again.

  7. Just so angry and shocked at this whole story. Gay rights ARE Human rights. I cannot understand how a human can commit such acts on another. They are not human, or even animal. They are sub-animal filth! When are religions and political figures the world over, who keep banging on the drum of hatred and division, going to learn the lesson that every time they try to enfore their narrow minded bigoted views on society, then far right hate groups such as here, will take that as a signal to do harm to others. They have to take their share of the tragic consequences that happened to poor little Daniel Zamudio. Rest peacefully now.

  8. Having lived there a few years I am aware that Chilean jails are not very nice places. I’d be keen to see the attackers in there.

  9. GingerlyColors 1 Apr 2012, 1:08pm

    Nasty, vicious and un called-for. Why does it take four of them to carry out such an attack? Why is it that when we hear of hate-crimes of any sort it 9 out of 10 times a gang is involved. Are those cowards too scared to take on their victims one-on-one? Just shows that your average homophobe is soft as excrement. Chile is a progressive country and that sort of crime happens anywhere.

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