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VII. Acknowledgments

This report is published jointly by Human Rights Watch and the Observatorio de Derechos de Pueblos Indígenas (Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Watch). 

Sebastian Brett, senior researcher of the Americas Division of Human Rights Watch, wrote the report. José Aylwin, director of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Watch, and Rodrigo Lillo, legal director of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Watch, commented in detail on drafts. Eduardo Mella, Karinna González, and Danko Jaccard, of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Watch research and legal staff, provided valuable research help. Anne Manuel, consultant of the Americas Division, Wilder Tayler, Human Rights Watch’s legal and policy director, and Joseph Saunders, deputy program director, edited the report. Americas Division associates Ximena Casas and Jennifer Nagle helped with the production. Alison Epting, a Santiago-based Human Rights Watch intern, provided invaluable research and production support.

Human Rights Watch would like to thank the Mapuche who shared their concerns with us in the course of this investigation. We would also like to thank the government officials, prosecutors, judges, and lawyers attached to the Public Defense office who met with us.

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