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Cultural and political demonstration in Amsterdam, to demand respect for Human Rights in Chile

European agitation weekend:

Piñera to The Hague

Cultural and political demonstration to demand respect for Human Rights in Chile.

October 16th 2021, from 13:00 to 17:00 hrs. Dam Square, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

On the second anniversary of the Chilean social outbreak, several European-based social, political and Human Rights organisations have come together to demand truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition for the systematic Human Rights violations committed by agents of the Chilean State, endorsed by the criminal government of S. Piñera.

The most important national and international Human Rights organisations have recorded and reported hundreds of eye injuries caused by the impact of rubber bullets or teargas cans, torture, deaths, sexual abuse, illegal detentions and a series of other abuses and serious Human Rights violations. 

Likewise, the justice system criminalises and sanctions thousands of participants in legitimate social protest, sending them to jail and opening legal proceedings against them, without reliable evidence. Hundreds of them have been sent to pre-trial detention accused of violating the State’s Internal Security Law. To this day, dozens of them have been in prison for almost two years, at the insistence of the Ministry of the Interior and the National Prosecutor’s Office. They are mainly young, with no prior criminal record, victims of Political Prison (*).

For these reasons, based on the “principle of complementarity” of international law (Article 17 of the Rome Statute), we support the accusation presented before the International Criminal Court against S. Piñera for his crimes against humanity, by a series of Human Rights organisations, with former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón. And we demand his international judgment, through a series of political and cultural activities, which will take place in the cities of Amsterdam and The Hague, in the Netherlands.

In that context, as collective Chile Woke Up the Netherlands, thanks to the support of the organisation for Latin American Action the Netherlands (OLAA), we have organised a political and cultural demonstration for Saturday, October 16th, starting at 13:00 hrs. in Dam Square, Amsterdam, where we will meet a series of social and political organisations, musicians, dancers, artists and activists from different cities of Europe who support legitimate social protest in Chile and Latin America.

Each and everyone is invited to participate in this demonstration that calls for justice, dignity and peace for the people of Chile!

(*) For more information about Political Prisoners you can consult our special report. 

 

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Piñera to The Hague

On the second anniversary of the Chilean social outbreak, several European-based social, political and human rights organizations joined forces to develop a series of activities and demonstrations to be held in the cities of Amsterdam and The Hague, in the Netherlands, to demand the trial of S. Piñera for his crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.

We demand truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-repetition for the systematic violations of Human Rights committed by agents of the Chilean State, and mandated by the criminal government of S. Piñera, against citizens, in the context of the Social Outbreak of October of 2019, which to this day are unpunished.

We also demand the immediate freedom of political prisoners, mostly young social fighters, arrested and kept in pre-trial detention until today, as a result of the criminalization of legitimate social protest.

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Launch of the poetry book “Keep barking” by Aldo Contreras Droguett.

Next Monday, October 18th, as part of the commemoration of the social outbreak in Chile, the Chilean poet Aldo Contreras Droguett and the collective Chile Woke Up the Netherlands will launch his new book of poetry: “Keep barking,” inspired by Chilean social protest.

The launch will take place in Batjanzaal, Batjanstraat 68, Amsterdam (near Muiderpoortstation, Molukkenstraat).

Everyone is welcome at 6:00 p.m.

We will also have good music by the musician Jano Kuriche, a virtual photo exhibition by the Chilean photographer Mario Aguirre Montaldo, Chilean empanadas, red wine and a good conversation.

Organized by: Aldo Contreras Droguett and the Chile Woke UP the Netherlands Collective.

Facebook event available in https://fb.me/e/kvkUo7iCT

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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.

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Protest in front of the ICC in The Hague, June 18, 2021

THE HAGUE – Today we denounced the human rights violations in Chile. We demand the release of all political prisoners and respect for the citizens who are exercising their right to protest. We demand truth, justice and reparation for the victims of the criminal government of Sebastian Piñera and we ask the International Criminal Court to review the documents sent by Judge Garzon and other human rights organization so that Piñera can be judged in a trial at ICC of The Hague.

Photos taken by Romy Fernandez

Download our Public Statement “Piñera to The International Criminal Court”  by Chile Woke Up the Netherlands in the next link

Public Statement