Thousands of human rights violations in Chile
Santiago de Chile, Sep 29 (Prensa Latina) Nearly one year of popular riots in Chile, the Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday counts 8,575 victims of human rights violations by the law enforcement.
As reported by Ymay Ortiz, director of the Human Rights Unit, when speaking on Monday to the Human Rights Commission, she detailed that there are only 919 known defendants and 63 formalized police officers, in 29 cases , in all cases with precautionary measures imposed.
Such a difference did not go unnoticed by legislators, to which Ortiz explained they had to firstly determine whether there really are human rights violations in the cases, and the number of accused people may increase in next weeks.
Meanwhile, General Gonzalo del Alcázar, director of the Comptroller's Office, informed the commission that 1,270 internal investigations have been to date carried out, resulting in charges against 170 police officers, of which 16 were dismissed and 135 were arrested, scolded or reprimanded.
The slow investigation progress of complaints against the law enforcement for repressing demonstrations has been repeatedly criticized in Chile, and the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH) recently reported having presented 2,449 legal cases for abuse of State agents in the demonstrations.
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