Chilean Leaders Condemn Brutal Homophobic Attack

A vicious anti-gay attack on a Chilean man, in which a swastika was drawn on the victim’s chest, has received strong criticism from political leaders in the country.

Daniel Zamudio, 24 (pictured), has been in a medically induced coma while undergoing treatment for severe head trauma and a broken right leg after a vicious attack in Santiago on Saturday.

Police believe neo-Nazi may have been involved after a swastika was drawn on the victim’s chest.

Politicians in the country were quick to condemn the attack. Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter posted a message on his Twitter account Tuesday saying he repudiated the homophobic attack and expressed “total solidarity” with Zamudio.

Singer Ricky Martin also took to Twitter to condemn the attack, posting “No more hatred, no more discrimination. I hope that justice is done NOW. Lots of light to Daniel and his whole family.”

BBC reports that LGBT advocates in Chile have launched a publicity campaign to appeal for witnesses.

“It wasn’t a one-off event, violence by neo-Nazi groups keeps happening,” Rolando Jimenez from Movilh told BBC Mundo.

Source – GCN