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Pinochet's suits are sold by son
Augusto Pinochet - 1999 file photo
Gen Pinochet died last year, at the age of 91
Clothing once belonging to the late Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean military leader, have been put up for sale by his son, reports say.

The suits and jackets were worn by Pinochet from the 1980s until he died last year, Augusto Pinochet Hiriart told La Tercera newspaper.

The suits were for everyday use, not ceremonies, said Mr Pinochet Hiriart.

More than 3,000 people were killed or "disappeared" during Gen Pinochet's rule from 1973 to 1990.

The suits are being sold from a tailor's shop in central Santiago for more than $2,000 each, La Tercera said.

"All I can say is that these suits are used, including by myself. My father gave them to me a long time ago," the late dictator's son said.

"They are the best, modern suits that he used at home or to go out for special activities, though not for special ceremonies," Mr Pinochet Hiriart was quoted as saying.

Gen Pinochet took power in a 1973 military coup which overthrew the elected Marxist President Salvador Allende.

He died in December, aged 91.

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