Mrs. Honecker In Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile, (AP) _ The government has denied entry to Erich Honecker, East Germany’s last Communist ruler, but allowed his wife into the country over the weekend to visit their daughter.
Margot Honecker arrived Saturday from Moscow after being granted a tourist visa, the government said. The couple’s daughter Sonja is married to a Chilean.
Germany is seeking Honecker’s extradition from the Soviet Union to answer charges in the deaths of people shot to death trying to flee to the West.
Sonja Honecker is married to Roberto Yanez, a historian who lived several years in East Berlin as an exile during the former Chilean military regime of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.