Remarks get TV host remanded
SANTIAGO — A TV talk-show personality was jailed Jan. 15 for up to five years for “injuring the power of the state” in Chile.
Eduardo Yanez, a featured guest on Chilevision’s popular current events program “El Termometro” (The Thermometer), blasted the judicial system in a recent broadcast, calling Chile’s judges “corrupt, immoral and cowardly.”
Apparently in response, a judge ordered his arrest.
Yanez has begun a hunger strike in protest, maintaining he has committed no crime.