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(Santiago) — Following the arrest today in Santiago of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, the Chilean authorities must ensure that extradition proceedings are carried out fairly and expeditiously, Human Rights Watch said. Fujimori, who governed…
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Reparations Law Obstructs Judicial Investigations

(Santiago) — A law approved last night by the Chilean Congress that denies courts access to the testimonies of thousands of torture victims gravely undermines efforts to prosecute abuses committed under the military government (1973-1990), Human Rights…
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Commission Calls for Reparations for Thousands Tortured During Pinochet Era

(Santiago) — A Chilean presidential commission has provided an overwhelming indictment of the military dictatorship’s systematic use of torture, Human Rights Watch said today. In a report released last night, the commission collected testimony from…
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(Washington D.C.) - The recent sentencing of four Mapuche Indians and a supporter on terrorism charges is a grossly exaggerated response to unrest in southern Chile, Human Rights Watch and the Indigenous Rights Program at the University of the Frontier’s…
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Suspend executions and ensure fair trials

Human Rights Watch today called on Chilean President Ricardo Lagos to immediately suspend from duty the acting chief of Chile´s air force, Gen. Herne Gabrielli Rojas, following credible allegations that he participated in the torture of political…