Special Report about the crisis of Human Rights in Chile: Political Prisoners of the October Revolt, 2019.
Below you can find the special report prepared by the Human Rights Commission of Chile Woke Up the Netherlands, at the following link Political Prisoners of the October Revolt In Chile
This report is the basis of our fundraising campaign to support the political prisoners of the October Revolt in Chile.
“The Thursday’s Gathering Presents”, “Freedom, Justice and Reparation for the Political Prisoners of the October Revolt”.
With this virtual meeting we seek to denounce and make visible the existence of Political Prison in Chile, especially that caused by the abusive, disproportionate and criminal response by the Chilean State, and the criminal government of S.Piñera since October 2019. Especially, we want to contribute to the generation of concrete actions that allow us to advance towards the urgent freedom, justice and effective reparation for the political prisoners of the October Revolt, and for all the victims of political imprisonment and Human Rights violations in Chile.
To reflect on this urgent matter we are talking with: Cesar Maximiliano Moreno Donoso and his mother Gemita Donoso, Political Prisoner of the October Revolt. Osvaldo Duran, father of José Ignacio Durán, Political Prisoner of the October Revolt, Oriana Astudillo, Counselor of the family of the student political prisoner of the October Revolt Carlos Peyrin. Also, with Rubén Rivas, member of the Group of Relatives of Political Prisoners of the October Revolt “Guacoldas”, and Isabel Mayorga, Human Rights Observer of the Ethical Commission against Torture in Chile, in Valdivia region.
Available in the next link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC3SjKEEkSw&list=PLeXdL_F4Km9D0NFBiCExIP_GJUm-kiDdr&index=6&t=7s
“President Sebastián Piñera has clearly not taken all the measures open to him to stop the grave human rights violations and possible crimes under international law that have kept occurring in Chile since the beginning of the social protests”.
Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International.
“How can the Chilean government play down the seriousness of these events, which continue happening daily? It should take urgent measures to stop this.”
Ana Piquer, executive director of Amnesty International Chile.
Chile, respect freedom of expression!
Since October 18, 2019, mass demonstrations have been taking place in the streets of Chile in response to the price increase for metro tickets. Chileans are furious about the high cost of living and inequality. The President of Chile has declared a state of emergency and has set a curfew. The army was deployed to keep demonstrators under control. At least 15 people have already died and 1,400 people have been arrested, including minors and dozens of peaceful demonstrators.