Manuel Contreras

Chilean general (1929-2015)

Juan Manuel Guillermo Contreras Sepúlveda (4 May 1929 – 7 August 2015) was a Chilean military officer and the former head of DINA, Chile's secret police during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet. As head of DINA he was the most powerful and feared man in the country, after Pinochet. Until his death in August 2015 of multiple organ failure, he was serving 58 sentences totaling 498 years in prison for kidnapping, forced disappearance and assassination.[1]

Manuel Contreras
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Manuel Contreras
Juan Manuel Guillermo Contreras Sepúlveda

(1929-05-04)4 May 1929
Santiago, Chile
Died7 August 2015(2015-08-07) (aged 86)
Santiago, Chile
Other namesEl Mamo
Criminal statusDeceased
Conviction(s)Kidnapping, forced disappearance, assassination, illegal association with criminal intent
Criminal penalty529 years in prison


  1. "". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2015-08-08.