October 27, 2004

UNDUE PROCESS:

TERRORISM TRIALS, MILITARY COURTS, AND THE MAPUCHE IN SOUTHERN CHILE

I. SUMMARY..
II. RECOMMENDATIONS
On Anti-Terrorism Trials
On Military Justice
On Police Operations
III. BACKGROUND...
Government Policies
The Spread of Commercial Tree Plantations in Ancestral Mapuche Lands
Mapuche Mobilization
Pressure for Firmer Government Action
Chile's "Terrorists"
Chile's New Criminal Justice System...
IV. ANTI-TERRORISM TRIALS
Terrorist Crimes
Due Process Restrictions
Pretrial Detention
"Faceless" Witnesses
Supreme Court Interventions
Illicit Terrorist Association: Double Jeopardy?
Pursuit of Crime or Political Persecution?
V. ILL TREATMENT AND POLICE BRUTALITY..
Ill-treatment during Police Raids
Ill-treatment after Detention
VI. MILITARY JUSTICE..
Obstacles Posed by Military Tribunals for Mapuche Seeking Redress for Police Abuse
Alex Lemn Saavedra
Alberto Coliir Painemil
Daniela ancupil
Use of Military Tribunals against Mapuche Defendants Accused of Attacks on Police
VII. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS