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Neo-Nazi Killing of Gay Man Moves Chile Toward Law

Associated Press
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March 28, 2012

Prosecutors in Chile asked for murder charges Wednesday in the death of a young gay man whose attackers brutally beat him and carved swastikas into his body.

Daniel Zamudio died Tuesday night, 25 days after he was attacked. The case has prompted a national debate in Chile over hate crimes, with President Sebastian Pinera saying from Asia that his government won't rest until a proposed anti-discrimination law is passed.

Singer Ricky Martin dedicated the #glaadaward he won on Saturday to Daniel Zamudio and his family: https://twitter.com/#!/ricky_martin/status/184094483657392128