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Chile should limit the scope of its military justice system and reform the country's anti-terrorism law so that it can no longer be used to prosecute actions that do not constitute grave crimes of political violence, Human Rights Watch said today. The…
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(Temuco, Chile) — The acquittal in southern Chile of five Mapuche defendants and a non-Mapuche sympathizer who were charged under Chile’s antiterrorism law is a victory for justice, Human Rights Watch and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Watch said today. At…
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(Temuco, Chile) — The acquittal today in southern Chile of seven Mapuche defendants and a non-Mapuche sympathizer charged under Pinochet-era counterterrorism laws is a victory for justice and moderation, Human Rights Watch said today. At the trial, which…
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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…
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(Santiago) — The use of an antiterrorism law to try Mapuche accused of acts of violence violates the basic due process rights of these indigenous defendants, Human Rights Watch and the Chilean organization Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Watch said in a report…